Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 17, 2004

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

SOUTHWEST TO HOLD CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
Release written by: Keith Gentry, Sports Media Relations

Interested student-athletes are invited to the open tryouts for the 2004-2005 Southwest cheerleaders, yell-leaders, and mascot Thursday-Saturday, September 23-25 at the Nabors Auditorium on the College’s Macon Cove Campus. The tryouts, which are open to both men and women, will begin with prelims at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, September 23-24. Finals are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. Members will be selected by a panel of judges.

Led by second-year Cheerleading Coach Sabrina Tiller, the Southwest Cheer Squad
performs at men’s and women’s basketball games, and also represents the College at different Southwest and community functions during the school year.

“I am very excited about this new team and upcoming cheer season,” said Tiller. “As head cheerleading coach, I look forward to working with an energetic group of men and women. I have set high expectations for the cheerleading program. The Southwest faculty and coaching staff will work hard to ensure this upcoming school year will be productive on and off the court. Let’s go Saluqis!”

Cheerleading Requirements:

Must be a full-time student at Southwest (at least 12 hours)
Must have basic tumbling skills
Must have at least two years of cheerleading/dance or majorette experience
Must be knowledgeable of basic cheerleading terminology
Must have a positive attitude!

Attire for tryouts*:

Ladies – t-shirt or aerobics tank top, shorts or dance pants, sports bra, socks, gym shoes
Gentlemen – t-shirt, shorts or workout pants, socks, gym shoes
*All fitness attire must be tasteful.

Students interested in trying out should turn in a completed application before September 21 to the Southwest Student Activities Office (Union Campus B-106 or Macon Campus FA-2101). Applications can be downloaded on the school’s website: athletics.southwest.tn.edu/cheer.