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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Athletics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6311.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Athletics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6311

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1997 - Athletics, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 25, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6311.

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Title Houstonian 1997
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Inscription The digitization and presentation of this yearbook was made possible by a gift from Ms. Lisa Burns in honor or her service as Houstonian editor.
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  • University of Houston
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Title Athletics
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript The cheerleading squad performs during a Cougar football game against Memphis. The group practiced for 12 hours a week before any perforMANCE. Photo By: Lisa Chmiola Without a doubt, key contributors to the atmosphere of a sporting event are spirit squads. The University of Houston has two such organizations, whose members commit long hours to promotions and enhancing the sports spectacle. game went by without the spirit and support of the nationally recognized University of Houston cheerleading squad. They could be seen at every football, basketball and volleyball game and made appearances at charity events, parades, rallies and benefits around the city. Although the sideline show the fans see seems easy, the beautiful pyramids and high-flying tumbles after touchdowns takes a lot of hard work and practice. The cheerleading squad practices four days a week, three hours a day to prepare for any performance. A regular practice consist of pyramids, stunts, tumbles and numerous laps around the track to stay in shape. The squad consists of seven women and seven men, all who tumble, jump, stunt and scream for the Cougars. "To be a spirit leader, you have to be very committed and dedicated to the university. As cheerleaders, we are not paid a salary, nor are we eligible for cheerleading scholarships. We just love to cheer, we love to bring a smile to the faces of a loyal fan and most of all, we love to perform. We prepare day and night for performances, whatev Entertain Us er it takes to get the job done. Our focus now that football season is over is nationals. We want to be the first squad in University of Houston history to win nationals',' said freshman varsity cheerleader Dacia Williams. All cheerleaders are full-time UH students that volunteer their time and effort to help promote school spirit. Sidekicks Shasta and Sasha, the schools mascots, are always with them cheering on the crowd. Shasta is known for doing push-ups after every point scored so the audience can participate in cheering on the team. Another group that springs into action upon Cougar scores is the Buggy Beauties. This group rides in on a Cougar helmet car and helps promote spirit. However, their contribution to the school throughout the year is far greater than sitting on a helmet. "Outside of the game itself, we volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house, and do other activities like welcoming dignitaries',' said Buggy Beauties Organizer Sharon Stinson. Spirit has been considered a trademark at UH since the uni- versitys opening in 1927. This legacy has lived on, and will continui to do so through the Cougar cheerleaders, Buggy Beauties, mascots and true Cougar fans. 276 Athletics