About the Michigan Cheer Team
The University of Michigan Cheer Team cheers at all home Football, and Men's and Women's Basketball games. The Michigan Cheer Team travels to all away Big Ten Football games and bowl games such as the Alamo, Capital One, Fiesta, Hall of Fame, Holiday, Orange, Outback and Rose bowl games. The Michigan Cheer Team also cheers at Big Ten Conference Basketball Tournaments, NCAA and NIT Tournaments. Occasionally, the Michigan Cheer Team supports home Volleyball and Wrestling events.
In addition to games, Michigan Cheer Team athletes make appearances on behalf of the Department of Athletics and The University of Michigan. Many Michigan Cheer Team athletes also volunteer with local charitable organizations, especially Mott Children's Hospital and Michigan From the Heart.
The Michigan Cheer Team is a co-ed squad, with approximately 20 female and 20 male athletes. This year the Michigan Cheer Team will begin practice on August 19 and continue until the completion of Basketball season. Practices are held 2-3 times per week. Cheer athletes must also participate in strength training at the Natatorium Weight Room which is exclusive to University of Michigan student athletes. Practices are not scheduled during study days or exams.
Michigan Cheer has won two consecutive NCA National Cheerleading Championships in the Coed Intermediate I division. The team will compete in the NCA National Cheerleading Championship once again in early April 2015 in Daytona Beach, Fla.