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About Virginia Cheerleading
The University of Virginia has two cheerleading squads: Coed and All Girl. The Coed squad has up to eight couples and the All Girl squad has up to twenty members. Both squads cheer at the football games, however, they split up to cheer at men's and women's basketball games. During the school year, the cheerleaders practice around five times a week, not including games. The practices involve running, partner stunting, tumbling, pyramids, and conditioning. There are also pre-game practices about two hours before each football game and basketball game. ACC rules permit six couples to travel to the away games.
The cheerleaders hold two full summer practices, one in June and one in July, to gear up for camp and the coming year. They also practice on their own time, communicating through emails to get together anyone in town and free to work out. The cheerleaders have a workout schedule to follow, which includes running, weight lifting, tumbling, abs, jump rope, and push-ups. They attended UCA camp in late July, learning new stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, and tumbling as well as working on material for the upcoming year.
The cheerleaders at UVA fundraise to pay for their uniforms, camp costs, and travel expenses. They have taught about 21 cheerleading camps this summer to middle and high schools all around Virginia. The camps are 2 to 4 days long with coaching in cheers, sidelines, dances, and stunts.
The University of Virginia offers book scholarships to the people that make the teams in April. We would like to be financially able to offer merit scholarships to those cheerleaders that go above and beyond. If you would like to donate to a scholarship fund specifically dedicated to the cheerleaders that participate in the most community service events and carry the highest GPAs, please contact Kelley Haney (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a donation.
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Congratulations to the Virginia Cheer Squad for its Academic Achievement!
Cavalier Club: 3.0-3.499
Wahoo Club: 3.5-4.0
Congratulations to Alex Chaulk and Rachel Compton - 4.0 GPA!