Cheerleading

Mission
Lees-McRae College Cheerleaders are ambassadors for the university who are to reflect the academic, social and emotional values and expectations of the college. The LMC Cheerleading team is to provide positive support for athletic teams, serve at various college and community events, and participate in fundraising activities to support the program. In participating in these activities and events, the cheerleaders work to improve recognition and loyalty to Lees-McRae College, boost student morale and fan excitement, and develop and promote the Lees-McRae College Cheerleading squad.
 

Philosophy
Lees-McRae College Cheerleading exists primarily for game day and secondarily for competition. Game day includes basketball, soccer and any other DII sporting event where cheerleaders are requested. The cheerleaders work diligently to prepare for game performances, to encourage the college teams on and off the field, to lead the crowd in cheers and game traditions, and to enhance the overall game-day experience for fans. The opportunity to compete is a reward for the cheerleaders’ accomplishments in game-day performances, campus activities, and community events. 
 

Structure and Involvement
For the 2019–20 season, Lees-McRae College will be comprised of one small coed team of about 20–28 members. Practices and workouts are held 3–4 times a week and are scheduled around the member’s academic schedules. The team performs for all men’s and women’s home basketball games and other athletic and community events. Each cheerleader is responsible for making the team requirements a priority, coming second to their academics. Cheerleaders are considered varsity athletes.
 

Cheerleader Benefits
The Cheerleading program is primarily funded by fundraising and dues, and secondarily by the Athletics Department.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS: All cheerleaders who make the team at the tryout are eligible for up to $1,500 partial athletics scholarship for the year. If someone cheers for four years at Lees-McRae College, they will have the opportunity to earn $6,000 of total scholarship money toward overall tuition costs.
  • GEAR: Cheerleaders receive the following clothing from the college: uniforms, shoes, pom-poms, megaphones, practice shorts and shirts, warm-ups, backpacks, and athletic bags. The official sponsor of Lees-McRae College is Nike.
  • TRAVEL: Cheerleaders travel to select away basketball games and conference tournament games. Only twelve cheerleaders travel for away games and tournaments.
  • FITNESS: Cheerleaders participate in team workouts weekly in a fitness facility designated for student-athletes. Cheerleaders are provided with a strength coach who teaches proper lifting technique, designs workouts for the team, and monitors individual and team progress.
  • MEDICAL: Cheerleaders are provided with athletic trainers to care for injuries and illnesses.

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Scholarships for cheerleading and Wily the Bobcat are available!

Contact Us

Sally Wimberley
wimberleys@lmc.edu | 828.898.8779
Head Coach