Memphis, Tenn., (May 31, 2012) – The College STUNT Association, under the leadership of USA Cheer, has announced this seasons All Americans.
This year’s 2012 STUNT All Americans were selected by a committee of coaches from various regions along with two STUNT officials. Nominees for All American need to exhibit superior skills and techniques as well as good game sense and knowledge of STUNT, and be in good academic standing. They also needed to have participated in at least half of the games or tournaments for at least 50 percent of the routines.
“We were extremely impressed with the athleticism of our STUNT All Americans,” says Bill Seely, Executive Director of USA Cheer. “They played a major role in the success of their teams and presented our sport with dignity and grace. As STUNT progresses we are proud to salute the talented athletes who make up our sport.”
Twenty, First Team All Americans were chosen for the 2012 season of STUNT, along with ten Second Team All Americans. More information can be found on http://collegestunt.org.
2011-12 STUNT All American First Team
|Michelle Bowles||Top||Sophomore||Toledo, OH||Bowling Green State University|
|Aisha Brandon||Top||Senior||Columbus, OH||University of Louisville|
|Chelsea Campbell||Top||Junior||Tampa, FL||Florida State|
|Kylie Groves||Base||Sophomore||City Heights, CA||Sierra College|
|Danielle Keathley||Top||Junior||The Woodlands, TX||Sam Houston State University|
|Molly Kirkpatrick||Top||Sophomore||Winterville, NC||South Carolina|
|Erica Levy||Top||Sophomore||Marietta, GA||South Carolina|
|Conice Leverett||Base||Junior||College Park, GA||Georgia Southern|
|Sydney Lewis||Backspot||Junior||Artesia, NM||Texas A&M|
|Katie Loos||Base||Senior||Ashburn, VA||University of Louisville|
|Kelsey Morris||Top||Freshman||Elverta, CA||Sierra College|
|Ashlee Newsome||Top||Freshman||McDonough, GA||Georgia Southern|
|Savannah Owen||Base||Senior||Edmond, OK||Oklahoma City University|
|Freshman||Englewood, OH||Bowling Green State University|
|Lisa Reichardt||Top||Senior||Norman, OK||Oklahoma City University|
|Michelle Smith||Top||Sophomore||Edmond, OK||Oklahoma State University|
|Myranda Stout||Base||Sophomore||Edmond, OK||Oklahoma State University|
|Kaylor Strayhorn||Base||Senior||Friendswood, TX||Texas A&M|
|Sara Treser||Base||Junior||Roscoe, PA||West Virginia University|
|Autumn Veuleman||Base||Senior||Foyil, OK||Central Oklahoma|
2011-12 STUNT All American Second Team
|Taylor Arlis||Top||Senior||Batavia, IL||University of Illinois|
|Christina Armstrong||Backspot||Freshman||Burbank, CA||Glendale College|
|Ciara Avringer||Backspot||Senior||Canton, GA||University of Georgia|
|Melanie Bartamian||Base||Freshman||Burbank, CA||Glendale College|
|Rayven Bridges||Base||Junior||Hallsville, TX||Sam Houston State University|
|Libby Cervantes||Top||Senior||Oswego, IL||University of Illinois|
|Jennifer Groff||Base||Sophomore||Baltimore, MD||West Virginia University|
|Taylor Hodges||Base/ Top||Freshman||Tampa, FL||Florida State|
|Desiree Maw||Backspot||Senior||Del City, OK||Central Oklahoma|
|Katie Mercer||Base||Senior||Warner Robins, GA||University of Georgia|
About the Format
STUNT follows a game format with four quarters, including a short half time. These quarters include Partner Stunts, Group Jumps & Tumbling, Pyramids & Tosses, and Team Performance. Players wear uniforms that identify them by number. Within each quarter, teams perform skill sequences of varying levels of difficulty, technical execution and synchronization. The fourth quarter is the “Team Performance” which allows teams to incorporate their entire team’s arsenal into a choreographed routine. Two to six teams compete simultaneously in head-to-head competition.
Cheerleaders, coaches, and parents can visit http://collegestunt.org to learn more about STUNT, the College STUNT Association and its initiatives.
About USA Cheer
The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of “STUNT.” USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.
For more information, contact Sheila Noone at 901-251-5959.