About Gonzaga Cheerleading
Thank you for your interest in the Gonzaga University Cheerleading Team. Members of the Gonzaga Cheerleading Team enjoy a truly unique college experience. Gonzaga University Cheerleaders are an important part of Gonzaga Athletics. Gonzaga Cheerleaders have become a vocal presence at all Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball games as well as in the community. Each year, the cheerleading squad participates in events, appearances, and much more. The Gonzaga Cheerleading is the only true co-ed program in the West Coast Conference and is comprised of 16 cheer members. The squad attends all men’s and women’s basketball games, the WCC tournament, and NCAA tournaments.
Becoming a Gonzaga Cheerleader
Please note: Gonzaga Cheerleading does not compete, nor does the program offer scholarships. Its primary focus is crowd involvement and with a heavy emphasis on partner stunting. Compared to other collegiate programs, time commitment is minimal. Thus, cheer team members are afforded more time to participate in other campus activities and maintain academic priorities.
All those interested in trying out must be accepted to the university or a current student. Tryout applicantions must be completely filled out by the first tryout. Please attach a current headshot to the tryout application. Proof or health insurance and a physical signed by a doctor is required as well. All forms are due the first day of tryouts. Previous cheer/dance/gymnastics experience is not required however is highly recommended.
2015 Tryout Dates and Details
April 24th | 4:00pm-7:00pm | Day Court in Martin Centre
1 mile run, 3 sideline cheers, 1 band dance, and the fight song (all to be taught that day)
April 25th | 9:00am-1:00pm | Day Court in Martin Centre
Review material, co-ed stunting, tumbling and personal interview with head coach and judges
April 26th | 10:00am-1:00pm | Day Court in Martin Centre
You will be scored on the following: Motions, voice projection, athletic appearance, crowd appeal, coed stunting, and tumbling (bonus points)
Females: cheer shoes, spandex shorts, sports bra, tight fitting tank top
Males: tennis shoes, athletic shorts, t-shirt
School colors (red, blue, white), no body jewelry (small earrings acceptable), game ready (makeup, hair done and partly pinned back)
- Applicants must attend all three days of tryouts in order to be considered for the 2015-16 Gonzaga Cheer Team
- Video submissions will be accepted. Any video submissions must be sent to Head Coach Michelle Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24th at 5pm. Please include: personal introduction, 3 sideline cheers, band dance or fight song (from your school), stunting skills, and any tumbling skills.