Southwest Tennessee Community College

August 30, 2005

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

Release written by Keith Gentry

Interested student-athletes are invited to the open tryouts for the 2005-2006 Southwest cheerleaders, yell-leaders, and mascot Friday and Saturday, September 16-17 in the Verties Sails Gymnasium on the College’s Union Avenue Campus. The tryouts, which are open to both men and women, will begin with prelims at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Finals are scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday, September 17. Members will be selected by a panel of judges.

Under the direction of third-year Cheerleading Coach Sabrina Tiller, the Southwest Cheer Squad
performs at men’s and women’s basketball games, and also represents the College at different Southwest and community functions during the school year.

“I have high expectations for the Southwest cheerleading program and we hope to have a more competitive squad this year,” said Tiller. “I am very excited about the 2005-2006 cheer squad and look forward to working with an energetic group of men and women. Let’s go Saluqis!”

Cheerleading Requirements:
Must be a full-time student at Southwest (at least 12 hours)
Must have basic tumbling skills
Must have at least two years of cheerleading/dance or majorette experience
Must be knowledgeable of basic cheerleading terminology
Must have a positive attitude!

Attire for tryouts:
Ladies – t-shirt or aerobics tank top, shorts or dance pants, sports bra, socks, gym shoes
Gentlemen – t-shirt, shorts or workout pants, socks, gym shoes

*All fitness attire must be tasteful.

Students interested in trying out should turn in a completed application before September 15 to the Southwest Student Activities Office (Union Campus B-106 or Macon Campus FA-2101.) Applications, which can be downloaded on the school’s website:, may also be faxed to (901) 333-4639.