The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Competitive Cheer and Dance Team is comprised of two club teams: cheer/stunt athletes and technically-trained dancers. Both components are administered through Campus Recreation. The two teams are committed to working together to support the mission of Campus Recreation, which is to enhance the collegiate experience, foster personal and professional development, and provide opportunities for cultural and social interaction.
Members of the Competitive Cheer and Dance Team must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours per semester, maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible. The length of service for a member of the SIUE Competitive Cheer and Dance Team is one year from the date of selection. The primary focus of each team is competition, specifically at NCA/NDA Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL in April. The teams also perform at area events and at SIUE NCAA Division I home men's and women's basketball games.
The Cheer and Dance Teams practice separately as well as together. Practices will be held a minimum of two times per week. Team workouts for strength and conditioning are required an additional two times per week.
For cheerleaders who want to continue cheering in college but who may not be interested in competition and/or are unable to meet the competitive squad requirements (see the Tryouts Page), we do have a Game Day squad. Commitments include cheering at all home SIUE Club Football games and all home men’s and women’s basketball games. Members of the Game Day squad must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours per semester and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible. Tryouts for this team are held following the start of school in August.
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 SIUE Competitive Cheer Team!
Alexis Banks - Highland, IL
Lydia Blaies – Troy, IL
KayLee Bock – Brighton, IL
Rayven Cornish – Belleville, IL
Abigail Cothran – Teutopolis, IL
Amy Frankel – Dix, IL
Danielle Gallahan – St.Charles, MO
Kadence Gillespey – Maryville, IL
Ashley Gunderson – Coconut Creek, FL
Brooke Harris – Belleville, IL
Kaylee Hill – Belleville, IL
Gracie Jones – Litchfield, IL
Anna Jozsa – Durand, IL
Kristen Kennedy – Springfield, IL
Jasmyn Mahnee – Sherman, IL
Ashley McCurdy – Streator, IL
Madyson McKethen – O’Fallon, IL
Ashlynn Merz – Granite City, IL
Ashley Pezzella – Quincy, IL
Natalie Polarine – Millstadt, IL
Mia Riggan – Mt. Vernon, IL
Katelyn Schneidewind – Maryville, IL
Kiley Terry – Braidwood, IL
Sailor VanLoo – Highland, IL
Katie Wojcik – Marengo, IL
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 SIUE Competitive Dance Team!
Alannah Alexander – Morton, IL
Becka Bahn – Troy, IL
Sydney Burks – Pekin, IL
Abbi Carlson – Peoria, IL
Grace Carlson – Edwardsville, IL
Wittni Cotton – Effingham, IL
Caroline Goeken – Godfrey, IL
Sarah Harnetiaux – Godfrey, IL
Halie Hebron – O’Fallon, MO
Kaitlyn Hess – St. Joseph, IL
Alana Hollenkamp – Pocahontas, IL
Victoria Lefler – Lebanon, MO
Jenna Martin – Pekin, IL
Kallie Miller – Streator, IL
Victoria Nelson – Collinsville, IL
Hannah Smith – Highland, IL
Kali Springer – Smithton, IL
Samantha Veith – Ottawa, IL