1️⃣Name: Deborah Thomas Hunter
3️⃣Hometown: Daphne, AL in Baldwin County
4️⃣Family: Husband Scott Hunter, played QB for Coach Bryant. Daughter Mary Scott Hunter, married to Jon Shultz (Huntsville)
Daughter Betsy H. Hughes & Ryan Hughes (Savannah, GA) Son Jamie Hunter & wife Keara (Smyrna, GA) All are Bama grads. So far, 6 grands, 5 boys & 1 girl. A sister in T Town Sandy Groves. A sister in Trussville, Sally Smith.
5️⃣Favorite memory: "Could not possibly single one out. At the time Bama a smaller, walking campus. One thing I really enjoyed was the mornings at the SupeStore where a crowd would gather to talk it all over. (FERGUSON CENTER not built yet) Lots going on then. Social changes, Vietnam War, etc. Intense! Loved being busy, traveling to away games both football & basketball. Loved Million Dollar Band!"
1️⃣Name: Payton Buzbee Pridmore
3️⃣Hometown: Trussville, AL -- currently live in Spanish Fort, AL
4️⃣Family: married to Chace Pridmore for 7 years, daughter Ryder Elise (6), and son Easton Chace (4)
5️⃣Job: Pharmacist at CVS Health
6️⃣Favorite Memory: "While nothing beats being in Tuscaloosa on game day and that very first run onto the field at Bryant-Denny my freshman year....winning the National Championship game at the Rose Bowl against Texas was an amazing trip I will never forget! Being able to share these experiences with my husband and my cheer family makes them all the more special. I feel so blessed to have been a part of the best program there is! ROLL TIDE!!" #builtbybama
1️⃣Name: Christian Costley
3️⃣Hometown: Kennesaw, GA- currently lives in Hoover, AL
4️⃣Family: Curtis & Jan (parents), older brother Chris, older sister Chelsea, and younger sister Courtney
5️⃣Job: Audit Associate at KPMG
6️⃣Favorite Memory: "Winning 2015 UCA Nationals. Walking out onto the mat and hearing the stands going crazy for us as we performed our routine was an indescribable feeling. I never would've thought that only one year after we were approved to compete that we'd be taking home a National Championship. Being a part of the first All-Girl team to ever compete and win a National Championship was such a privilege and something I will cherish forever!"
1️⃣Name: Jenny Murchison Edwards
3️⃣Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL currently lives in Mountain Brook, AL
4️⃣Family: married to Lee Edwards for an amazing 21 years and have 2 beautiful children: Ellen Coleman (19) & Lee Edwards III (17)
5️⃣Favorite Memory: There are so many amazing memories of cheering at Bama it's hard to narrow it down but -1) cheering at Penn State in 1989 when we blocked the field goal on the last play of the game to win.
-2) cheering at Auburn for the first time Bama had ever played in Jordan Hare- even though we lost that game it was fun seeing all my friends from both Bama and Auburn..
-3) My greatest memory however has been last year when my daughter made the Bama cheer squad- a lifelong dream of hers.. I am honored to have been and continue to be associated with such an amazing cheerleading program.
1️⃣Name: Jody Reeves Wade
3️⃣Hometown: Jackson, AL currently moving to Mobile, AL
4️⃣Family: Married to husband Walt Wade for 10 years, daughter Avery (7) and son Dax (3)
5️⃣Favorite Memory: "My fondest memory cheering for the Crimson Tide is without a doubt the entrance onto the field at Bryant Denny Stadium! The energy running the football team on the field is indescribable! I only shed a few tears at my last game! Although, our adventures on our trip to San Diego with Men's Basketball runs a close second! Most of all, it was truly an honor to be a part of such an amazing tradition and the Bama Family!" #builtbybama
FLASHBACK FRIDAY to the 2012 BCS National Championship game in Miami, Florida against Notre Dame! We are really missing those confetti showers🎊
Game day fever is approaching as we are only 57 DAYS away from kickoff against the Florida State Seminoles! FUN FACT: The kickoff game is already *sold out* and is predicted to be the highest ranked teams to play each other in an opening weekend! We will also be the first college game to ever be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This is a game you will not want to miss! #confettishowers #alabamacheerleading #wherelegendsaremade #fbf
1️⃣Name: Clarke Kelly
3️⃣Hometown: Knoxville, TN - currently live: Knoxville, TN
4️⃣Family: Todd & Renee (parents) and younger brother Todd Jr. (Football player at University of Tennessee)
5️⃣Favorite Memory: "Winning UCA College Nationals in January of 2015 was the highlight of my entire career. As a member of the very first All Girl team in 2011, I never thought in my wildest dreams I would graduate as a National Champion. Hearing our name announced in 1st place was the biggest honor and blessing I could have asked for. My teammates are my sisters for life, and we are forever grateful for the opportunity!"
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 🐘❤️