Front from left: Nicollette Castelli, April Nguyen, Sara Beck, Keyonne Givhan, Courtney Siegel, Makayla Britt, Linsey Ta Luong.
Back from left: Nigel Carter, Rigo Orellana, Nicolas Gardner, Greyson Korta, Ted Galanos, Nathan Kimmel, Zach Grant, Nicolas Duckett. Not pictured: Diamond Norwood, Karis Brown, Jamaal Javed.
From front left: Kayla Williams, Gianna Vitale, Jalah Falcher, Carsen Vereen, Lauryn Cabarrus,
Back from left: Hanna Osborne, Kiara Humphrey, Ashtyn Maddox, Taylor Pickrell, Brittney Hammond, Simone Kirkland, Simone Kinnebrew, Julia McIntyre, Erin Murry.
The GSU Spirit program attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and The Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp held at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City Tennessee. While there, GSU, along with teams from Ball State University, Liberty University, The University of Cincinnati, Morehead State, Western Kentucky, The University of Memphis, Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee Tech, and The University of Kentucky, participated in sessions that instructed the athletes on how to maximize crowd interaction and participation at athletic events. The teams also participated in the camp competitions. The cheerleaders received 3rd place in the sideline chant competition and third place in the Time Out Routine competition. The Pantherettes received first place in the routine that they brought to the camp from home, along with several superior ribbons. The entire program receives that “Game Plan Award” recognizing teams that are running the program in the right direction for today’s college athletic department needs
GSU offers a traditional Co-ed team of up to 8 male/female couples and an All-Girl team of up to 16 females. These two teams appear at all home football games at the Georgia Dome, selected away football games, select Olympic sports games/matches, all home basketball games, and postseason tournaments. Again this season, the top 20 cheer athletes will compete at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Collegiate Nationals in Daytona, Fla. in April. Throughout the year, all of our cheer athletes will be asked to do numerous public appearances. These appearances are part of your responsibilities just as practices, games, and events.
As the ambassadors to the city of Atlanta, the Georgia State Cheer and Dance teams have appeared in the motion picture "The Watch" starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. They appeared in the television show, "Drop Dead Divas." In the summer of 2013, the team appeared on "Fox Sports Race Day," live from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the summer of 2014, the team will appear on "America's Got Talent."
Many of our current and past cheerleaders have been members of the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Staff
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM PERKS TO MEMBERS
As a GSU Spirit group member you have the following perks:
- To be recognized and respected as a student-athlete on campus, as well as the Atlanta metropolitan area.
- Priority Registration for Spring Classes.
- Use of the
Student Athletestudy center and printing.
- Use of the GSU Sports Medicine training room and staff.
- Workouts lead by the GSU Football Strength and Conditioning staff.
- Free practice and performance wear including Under Armour Shoes,
warm ups, back packs andaccessories.
- Paid travel expenses including meals and lodging.
- Game Day meals.
Post seasontravel to the Sun Belt Tournament in New Orleans, La., and NCAA Tournament destinations.
- National competition opportunities in Daytona Beach, Fla., as well as others.
History of Georgia State Cheerleading Competition
2018- 3rd Place at Cheersport Nationals, Atlanta Open Level 4 Coed
2016- National Champions at Cheersport Nationals, Atlanta Medium Coed D1A
2014- 12th Place at NCA College at Daytona Beach Florida
2013- 5th Place at NCA College at Daytona Beach Florida
2012- 2nd Place at NCA College at Daytona Beach Florida
2011- 10th Place at NCA College at Daytona Beach Florida
All-Girl Team: Standing tumbling, preferably a tuck with poms, a running pass with at least a tuck or layout ending, strong stunting ability as a base, strong flexibility for stunts as a top girl or flyer.
Coed Team: Females - Standing
2019/2020 Cheerleading tryouts will be held in mid-May 2019.
GSU Cheerleaders are a great hit at events of all kind! If you are interested in booking them for an event, click here for the Spirit Squad Request Form.
All practice clothes, uniforms, Under Armour shoes, warm-ups, as well as other accessories, travel
Other perks of being a GSU Spirit student-athlete status include early spring registration, workouts with the strength and conditioning coach, as well as
2015 Cheer Group Wins Division Champion award at Aloha Cheerleading Championship
Four members of the Georgia State University All Girl cheerleading team received the Division Champion award at the Aloha Cheerleading Championships held Sunday, March 29 at the Cobb Galleria.
Abby Hasenkopf, Lindsay Wild, Janay McPherson
“It is great to see this hard-working group be able to not only showcase their
| Darryl Lyons
Head Coach - Spirit Groups