Inside Cheerleading published Take Another Look at iC’s All Star All-American Team!. Congratulations to all these amazing people and athletes.
Memphis, Tenn., (May 31, 2012) – The College STUNT Association, under the leadership of USA Cheer, has announced this seasons All Americans.
This year’s 2012 STUNT All Americans were selected by a committee of coaches from various regions along with two STUNT officials. Nominees for All American need to exhibit superior skills and techniques as well as good game sense and knowledge of STUNT, and be in good academic standing. They also needed to have participated in at least half of the games or tournaments for at least 50 percent of the routines.
“We were extremely impressed with the athleticism of our STUNT All Americans,” says Bill Seely, Executive Director of USA Cheer. “They played a major role in the success of their teams and presented our sport with dignity and grace. As STUNT progresses we are proud to salute the talented athletes who make up our sport.”
Twenty, First Team All Americans were chosen for the 2012 season of STUNT, along with ten Second Team All Americans. More information can be found on http://collegestunt.org.
2011-12 STUNT All American First Team
|Michelle Bowles||Top||Sophomore||Toledo, OH||Bowling Green State University|
|Aisha Brandon||Top||Senior||Columbus, OH||University of Louisville|
|Chelsea Campbell||Top||Junior||Tampa, FL||Florida State|
|Kylie Groves||Base||Sophomore||City Heights, CA||Sierra College|
|Danielle Keathley||Top||Junior||The Woodlands, TX||Sam Houston State University|
|Molly Kirkpatrick||Top||Sophomore||Winterville, NC||South Carolina|
|Erica Levy||Top||Sophomore||Marietta, GA||South Carolina|
|Conice Leverett||Base||Junior||College Park, GA||Georgia Southern|
|Sydney Lewis||Backspot||Junior||Artesia, NM||Texas A&M|
|Katie Loos||Base||Senior||Ashburn, VA||University of Louisville|
|Kelsey Morris||Top||Freshman||Elverta, CA||Sierra College|
|Ashlee Newsome||Top||Freshman||McDonough, GA||Georgia Southern|
|Savannah Owen||Base||Senior||Edmond, OK||Oklahoma City University|
|Freshman||Englewood, OH||Bowling Green State University|
|Lisa Reichardt||Top||Senior||Norman, OK||Oklahoma City University|
|Michelle Smith||Top||Sophomore||Edmond, OK||Oklahoma State University|
|Myranda Stout||Base||Sophomore||Edmond, OK||Oklahoma State University|
|Kaylor Strayhorn||Base||Senior||Friendswood, TX||Texas A&M|
|Sara Treser||Base||Junior||Roscoe, PA||West Virginia University|
|Autumn Veuleman||Base||Senior||Foyil, OK||Central Oklahoma|
2011-12 STUNT All American Second Team
|Taylor Arlis||Top||Senior||Batavia, IL||University of Illinois|
|Christina Armstrong||Backspot||Freshman||Burbank, CA||Glendale College|
|Ciara Avringer||Backspot||Senior||Canton, GA||University of Georgia|
|Melanie Bartamian||Base||Freshman||Burbank, CA||Glendale College|
|Rayven Bridges||Base||Junior||Hallsville, TX||Sam Houston State University|
|Libby Cervantes||Top||Senior||Oswego, IL||University of Illinois|
|Jennifer Groff||Base||Sophomore||Baltimore, MD||West Virginia University|
|Taylor Hodges||Base/ Top||Freshman||Tampa, FL||Florida State|
|Desiree Maw||Backspot||Senior||Del City, OK||Central Oklahoma|
|Katie Mercer||Base||Senior||Warner Robins, GA||University of Georgia|
About the Format
STUNT follows a game format with four quarters, including a short half time. These quarters include Partner Stunts, Group Jumps & Tumbling, Pyramids & Tosses, and Team Performance. Players wear uniforms that identify them by number. Within each quarter, teams perform skill sequences of varying levels of difficulty, technical execution and synchronization. The fourth quarter is the “Team Performance” which allows teams to incorporate their entire team’s arsenal into a choreographed routine. Two to six teams compete simultaneously in head-to-head competition.
Cheerleaders, coaches, and parents can visit http://collegestunt.org to learn more about STUNT, the College STUNT Association and its initiatives.
About USA Cheer
The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of “STUNT.” USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.
For more information, contact Sheila Noone at 901-251-5959.
Shane Womack, the Associate Publisher of Inside Cheerleading Magazine, sent following email about the iC 2011 Junior All American Team:
Hello Coaches & Friends,
Inside Cheerleading Magazine is looking for talented and dedicated Junior Cheerleaders ages 14 and under to be a part of our brand new Junior All American team presented by Nfinity Shoes! We are currently looking for some outstanding male and female stand-out athletes, who not only are great cheerleaders, but have a great personality, great grades, and of course, a leader! A total of 20 junior cheerleaders will be selected for this exclusive team. These athletes are true standouts and positive influences on their team. Each chosen member of the team will receive a complimentary pair of Nfinity shoes!
- Must be an Cheerleader 14 years old or younger
- We are accepting all nominations for rec league cheer, middle school or elementary cheer and all star
- Please email name, age, hometown, phone number, team name, a short paragraph with applicants cheer background, a list of skills master and currently working on, and a short bio about the nominee and parent’s contact information.
If you know of a great applicant, please have them send their info to JenniferD@insidepubs.com.
Deadline for ALL submissions is October 9, 2011.
- Gym/Team Name:
- Signature Skills:
- Skills I’m working on:
- Cheerleading Background:
- My Favorite thing about Cheer is:
- The Hardest thing about Cheer is:
- Cheer Fact (something most people wouldn’t know about you):
- Less than 100 word description about yourself:
- Parent’s Contact Information:
- Coach’s Contact Information:
Don’t forget to include at least 3 really great photos!
Thank you for your help! We always love to give these athletes the recognition they deserve!
Remember, send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA- Inside Cheerleading Magazine is proud to announce the 2011 Collegiate All-American Team, featuring some of the most talented collegiate cheerleaders in the country. Each year, Inside Cheerleading Magazine names the team after evaluating nominations from college cheerleading coaches coast to coast. The recipients of the recognition are featured in the current issue (June/July 2011) of Inside Cheerleading.
“We are so excited to honor a group of collegiate athletes who represent the highest standards,” says Shane Womack Director of Marketing for Inside Cheerleading. “It’s no easy task to narrow the selections down to the twenty cheerleaders who best exemplify the all-around collegiate image.”
The current issue of Inside Cheerleading Magazine that features the Collegiate All-American team can be purchased on newsstands around the country and at insidecheerleading.com. We congratulate the members of Inside Cheerleading Magazine’s 2011 Collegiate All-American Team!
Inside Cheerleading Magazine’s 2011 Collegiate All-American Team:
- Adrianna Rodriguez, University of Delaware
- notable: 2nd place at nationals for the past three years
- Aleksandar Kociski, Hofstra University
- notable: three-time national champion
- Ryan Martin, University of Alabama
- notable: UCA High School and College National Champion
- Austin West, Morehead State
- notable: high school and college national champion
- Bethany Jackson, Stephen F. Austin
- notable: GSSA All-State Team Cheerleader of the Year
- Caitlin Seabrook, University of Alabama
- notable: 2011 Divison IA National Champion
- Cortney Laughlin, Columbus State
- notable: two UCA national titles, Team USA All Girl World Champion
- Danielle Walden, UCF
- notable: 2009-2011 nationals team member
- Emily Hamblin, Avila University
- notable: ranked 1st nationally in seven competitions
- Gary Goforth, Columbus State University
- notable: 2011 UCA Partner Stunt Champion
- Jonesheia Hall, Morehead State
- notable: two-time UCA All-Girl Division I National Champions
- Kelsey Collins, LSU
- notable: 2010-2011 nationals team member
- Macey Cooley, Shelton State
- notable: 2011 UCA National Champion
- Kristen Fischer, Indiana University
- notable: UCA College Nationals All-girl Division I runner-up
- Megan Trammell, University of Georgia
- notable: UGA cheerleading captain
- Sarah Masters, University of Kentucky
- notable: two-time UCA National Champion Division 1A
- Savannah Sibley, Hawaii Pacific University
- notable: three-time NCA National Champion
- Shawna Lykins, San Diego State University
- notable: three-time USA Collegiate National Champion
- Stacey Piatek, San Diego State University
- notable: three-time USA All-girl Division 1 National Champion
- Olivia Rink, University of Kentucky
- notable: 2010 UCA National Champion
About Inside Cheerleading magazine
Inside Cheerleading Magazine is a bi-monthly publication for today’s cheerleader, coach, gym owner, and industry member. Featuring the inside scoop on cheerleading with in-depth articles, behind-the-scenes competition coverage, profiles of programs, product reviews, and the latest news, iC is the source for all things cheer. Inside Cheerleading is produced by Inside Publications, which also publishes Inside Gymnastics magazine and Inside Volleyball magazine.
Spirit Cheer All American took place on March 19-20 in Orlando, FL. This event had 109 All*Star Cheer, 7 Traditional Cheer, and 10 Exhibition Cheer (including 5 Special Needs) teams compete.
The event had 109 All*Star Cheer Teams in 29 Divisions for an average of 3.76 teams per division.
All*Star Cheer By Level
- Level 1 – 20 Teams in 5 Divisions (4.00 Average)
- Level 2 – 40 Teams in 6 Divisions (6.67)
- Level 3 – 29 Teams in 7 Divisions (4.14)
- Level 4 – 10 Teams in 5 Divisions (2.00)
- Level 4.2 – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00)
- Level 5 – 9 Teams in 5 Divisions (1.80)
All*Star Cheer By Age
- Tiny – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00 Average)
- Mini – 9 Teams in 1 Division (9.00)
- Youth – 23 Teams in 4 Divisions (5.75)
- Junior – 27 Teams in 8 Divisions (3.38)
- Senior – 49 Teams in 15 Divisions (3.27)