The University of Nebraska Sprit Squad is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Cheer Squad and Scarlets Dance Team. The squads were selected on Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21, in two days of intense auditions.
Nearly 100 prospective cheerleaders were evaluated on their cheer skills, positive spirit and ability to motivate a crowd. The dance team audition process included performing various styles of dance including jazz, pom and hip hop executing advanced technical skills as well as the Nebraska fight song.
Finalists in both groups also completed a timed two-mile run and an interview with a judging panel made up of five individuals chosen for their expertise in cheer, dance and leadership. Not only did the candidates prove themselves with their cheerleading and dancing ability, but they also impressed the judging panels with their enthusiasm and determination to be a part of the Husker game day experience.
This year’s Cheer Squad consists of 20 members and the Scarlets Dance Team consists of 15 members. Between both squads, fans will see 22 veterans and 13 fresh faces on the sidelines this year. The teams are honored and excited to be a part of Husker Nation and look forward to the upcoming season.
2013-2014 Cheer Squad 2013-2014 Scarlets Dance Team
Alexis Vercher, Cheyenne, Wyo. Abby Miller, Grand Island, Neb.
Alyson Robson, Sioux Falls, S.D. Caitlin McDermott, Omaha, Neb.
Bradyn Brownell, Yokota AFB, Japan Claire Bertrand, Lincoln, Neb.
Cassie Wilka, Sioux Falls, S.D. Ella Prussa, Lincoln, Neb.
Courtney Belden, Sioux Falls, S.D. Haley Peitzmeier, Omaha, Neb.
Dominique Edwards, Omaha, Neb. Jen Carlson, Parkville, Mo.
Hailey DeBoer, Sioux Falls, S.D. Jenny Gray, Omaha, Neb.
Haley Urwiler, Lincoln, Neb. Jordan Murphy, Lincoln, Neb.
Jenn Powell, Lee’s Summit, Mo Kaitlyn Schulenberg, Lincoln, Neb.
Jessie Pflug, Omaha, Neb. Katie Rueb, Scottsbluff, Neb.
Katie Knobbe, Omaha, Neb. Kyla Richardson, Lincoln, Neb.
Kelly Sieps, Lincoln, Neb. Mikaela Balfany, Lincoln, Neb.
Kiara Moody, Lincoln, Neb. Nicolette Netz, Lincoln, Neb.
Megan Brooks, LaVista, Neb. Sherene Al-Turk, Omaha, Neb.
Megan Gould, Alliance, Neb. Taylor Schueth, Norfolk, Neb.
Melody Claus, Lincoln, Neb.
Rachel Samuelson, Fremont, Neb.
Terra Young, Lincoln, Neb.
Tristan Nelson, Hickman, Neb.
Zadia Miller, Omaha, Neb.