This is the official Instagram Account for the University of Alabama Cheer Program. Snapchat- rtr_cheer
ALUMNI FRIDAY!! 1️⃣Name: Jenna Gaddis Bailey
3️⃣Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL - currently live: Homewood, AL
4️⃣Family: Married for 11 years to Christopher, son Cooper (9) & daughter Maggie (7)
5️⃣Favorite Memory: "The amazing trips - A trip to Hawaii for a football game in 2002 and awesome basketball trips to Boston, Phoenix, & Seattle for the NCAA tournament. Also, believe it or not, some of my favorite memories are at Nationals practices....learning difficult skills, working towards a common goal, and encouraging each other made my teammates and coaches more like FAMILY to me!" #builtbybama
ALUMNI FRIDAY!! 1️⃣Name: Brad Jones
3️⃣Hometown: Odenville, AL - currently live: Tuscaloosa, AL
4️⃣Job: Alabama State Director for Varsity Spirit Brands
5️⃣Family: Wife- Nikki. Stepdaughters- Ava Grace (9), Kylie (6). Expecting- Jaci in September ’17.
6️⃣Favorite Memory: "Being involved with this program for almost 20 years, I can’t name just one favorite memory. 1st favorite memory would be cheering in the women’s Final Four in 1994. We entered the NCAA tournament as a 6-seed. We won the 2nd round game against Iowa in Iowa City and then beat the #2 (Texas Tech) and #1 (Penn State) regional seeds in Austin, TX to earn a trip to Richmond, VA. We lost in the semi-finals to Louisiana Tech but I’m certain that a large time was had by all!
My 2nd favorite memory was being a part of our coaching staff when the coed team won the 2011 UCA national championship. The final two teams to be announced were us and Kentucky….It was an incredible, indescribable feeling when they announced them in 2nd place." #builtbybama
1️⃣Name: Ashley Rice Lusane
2️⃣Hometown: Mobile, AL
3️⃣Years cheered: 1992-1996
4️⃣Family: Daughter - Lennon Sage Lusane & Fur babies - Stinky & Chong
5️⃣Favorite/Funny memory: Iron Bowl 1993. "We were running the team onto the field and just as I was about to do a tumbling pass, I tripped and fell!😱the only thing I could do was Roll and ball up into the fetal position on my back as the Crimson Tide ROLLED by me! It was terrifying, humiliating, and hilarious ALL at the same time. I will never forget looking into the student section and seeing all my friends dying laughing. Those were the good old days!" #builtbybama
ALUMNI FRIDAY! Each Friday, we will highlight one of our alums and hope you enjoy getting to know them!
1️⃣Name: Karen Rosenstock Zegarra
2️⃣Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
3️⃣Years cheered: 1989-1993
4️⃣Family: Married for 18 years to Eddie Zegarra & have 2 boys - Trae (16) & Judson (12) - currently living in Richmond, VA
5️⃣ Favorite memory: "Cheering at the 1992 National Championship game in New Orleans. Alabama vs Miami and we won 34-13. That entire season was amazing! We went 13-0, defeated Florida in the inaugural SEC Championship Game and finished up by winning he National Championship Game. Coached by Coach Gene Stallings. We also celebrated 100 years of Alabama Football in the 1992 Season!! So fun!!" #BuiltbyBama
Coed & All Girl tryout material is up and available on Youtube. Search by "Alabama Cheer 2017-2018 Tryout Material" or click the link in our profile. Please learn the material prior to arriving on Thursday for the first clinic. Proper practice leads to confidence and strong performance! Prove you can prepare and be self motivated. #rolltide #tryoutseason
Congratulations to @usa_cheer for taking home another Gold Medal🥇 This team is made up of 7 current/former Bama Cheerleaders and several of our university competitors. They came together as one for the Red, White & Blue!! 🇺🇸This pic is them being announced & singing the National Anthem after the medal presentation. #proudtobeanamerican #goldhabits
We are proud to have great representation from Alabama Cheer🐘🏆🅰️
We are so proud of our current and former team members who are representing @univofalabama & @ua_athletics on @usa_cheer at the @icucheer World Championships tomorrow🌎🏆 They got to carry the American flag in the opening ceremonies today which is such an amazing honor!🇺🇸#goingforgold #goldhabits #cheer #rolltide
Thinking about our current team members and alums who are training with @usa_cheer Coed! They are wearing ⚫️ today for their first full out! Can't wait to see them in 🔴⚪️🔵 for their last full out at the @icucheer World Championships next week!! Thank you for representing @ua_athletics & @alabamacheer_rtr 🐘❤️
We still have a few spots open for our clinic this Saturday, April 8th! This will be a great one for Seniors trying out in May! Our clinic is open to Jr.'s, Sr.'s, and existing College students. Come train with the best! 🅰️🐘 *link to register in profile *we will close registration after we reach capacity so sign up asap!