August 22, 2007

RSU Cheerleading Squad Wins Awards

Months before the Rogers State University Cheerleading Squad has a chance to cheer the Hillcats to victory; the new squad is winning awards of its own.

Last month, the squad attended and competed at the National Cheerleaders Association camp at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The 14-woman squad was created this spring and began practicing in June.

The team won one red ribbon, two blue ribbons and a spirit stick; placed second in the Spirit Routine competition; and qualified for a national competition to be held in Florida in April. There were more than 500 students in more than 30 squads attending the camp.

 “I am amazed at how talented they are for a brand new squad,” said Katie Belcher, cheerleading coach.

Belcher, a graduate of Claremore High School, was hired as the cheerleading coach this summer. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma and was a member of the university’s nationally competitive cheerleading squad.

Currently she is pursuing a physical therapy assistant degree program at Tulsa Community College.

RSU Hillcats cheerleading squad.

The cheerleading squad includes the following students:
  • Arianna Anderson of Claremore;
  • Jessica Anderson of Claremore;
  • Cindy Bevan of Tulsa;
  • Karly Elnes of Claremore;
  • Shawn Frauenberger of Nowata;
  • Adrienne Hale of Catoosa;
  • Jami Halfhill of Claremore;
  • Kaylee Huddleston of Coweta;
  • Jessica Lovelace of Tulsa;
  • Cherish Morrison of Claremore;
  • Lacy Summers of Nowata;
  • Amber Tyre of Kiefer;
  • Stephanie Weygandt of Tulsa;
  • Mauriah Yohe of Claremore.

The squad will be regularly cheering at the Hillcats men’s and women’s basketball games this fall, as well as making special appearances at other athletic and RSU events throughout the year.

More information about the RSU Cheerleading Squad is available by contacting Amanda Walker at 343-7755 or by email at