The University of West Florida Cheer Program is a student sport club tied to both Recreation and Sports Services as well as the Department of Athletics. The primary focus of the program is on academics prior to cheering to find a balance between becoming a strong student as well as a cheerleader.
Being a part of the University of West Florida Cheer Program provides the cheerleader with many rewarding life-lessons that will enhance the experience as a college student at the University of West Florida. These lessons include enhancing leadership abilities, communication, confidence, time management, and responsibility. There is a great responsibility of squad members in that cheerleaders are ambassadors to the University and represent the school, city, state and nation. Squad members uphold the values of the Cheer Program and University of West Florida at all times.
The UWF competition squad (consisting of 11 women from the squad) competed November 14th, 2010 at the Flip Factory Open Nationals at the Civic Center in downtown Pensacola, Florida (see picture below). Their two and a half minute routine of stunting, jumping, cheering, and dancing led them to first place. Their prizes included the First Place College Division VI trophy and national championship banner along with a cash prize of $1,000 for the squad and medals, bags, and shirts for each squad member.
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