The Hope Cheerleaders enjoyed unprecedented success last summer at their college camp where they placed in all three of the competitions in the Small Coed Division including two first and were voted the most Collegiate Squad.
Building on these accomplishments, the Hope squad competed on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Americheer Winter Open Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. The squad performed a nearly flawless routine and placed first in the Small Coed Division, and at the final awards were pronounced College Grand Champions, scoring higher than all the other colleges in all divisions including Division I and Division II universities.
This achievement further establishes Hope as one of the finest cheerleading programs in Division III.
Members of the cheerleading squad who participated in the competition were:
Kelly Bauer Sr. Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City West HS
Katie DeYoung Sr. Portage, Mich./Portage Northern HS
Vikki Graudins Fr. Kalamazoo, Mich./Loy Norrix HS
Will Huisman So. Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville HS
Tony Kreucher Jr. Detroit, Mich. Detroit Catholic Central HS
Kali Ludwig Fr. Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS
Lauren Oldfield Fr. Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West HS
Emily Mills Fr. Marshall, Mich./Marshall HS
Amanda Scheeringa Fr. Schererville, Ind./Illiana Christian HS
Kelly Steeves Sr. Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS
Sarah Stowell Sr. Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood HS
Rachel Streelman Jr. Jenison, Mich./Unity Christian HS
Aaron Thomson Sr. Sandusky, Mich./Sandusky HS
Rosa Viñas So. Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids HS