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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2000 - Organizations. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9371/show/9196.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2000 - Organizations. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9371/show/9196

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2000 - Organizations, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 16, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9371/show/9196.

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Title Houstonian 2000
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title Organizations
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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 STANDING TALL Cougar Dolls get in line to perform for UH fans during halftime at basketball game. COOL DOWN Cougar Doll Cassie Plumley stretches her muscles before and after practice. Photo hy Max Lacayo dTL The Cougar Dolls share laughs, smiles and memories as they dance for the University of Houston Led by director Diane Mayes of 16 years, the Cougar Dolls wave their red and white poms through the air, as they shout chants to cheer on the teams and execute dynamic dance routines for entertainment. "Their purpose, along with the band is to support UH's sport's activities," Mayes said. "They are a dance spirit organization." The Cougar Dolls are made up of two teams of female dancers. In the past, the red team has participated in parades, performances for the Special Olympics, exhibition at contests and the College Recruitment of High School Seniors. The white team has only been in existence for two years. "I enjoy the unity, fun and being able to lay back on the white team," freshman Jennifer Barker said. Besides being Cougars, the dolls come up with a different mascot for each one of their teams, each year so that when they exchange gifts with one another, they won't frequently receive UH gifts. This year's mascot was voted to be an angel for the white team, and the frog for the red team. Up until Homecoming, the dolls exchanged gifts, using the "secret sisters" method. During football season, both teams cheer with the red team designated to perform a feature presentation during halftime, while the white team struts their stuff at the invitational. During basketball season, the white team supports the women at their home games, as the red team supports the men at theirs. Each team is headed by a captain or co-captains. Of course, their sheer elegance doesn't come as easily as some may think. The dolls practice diligently, three times a week for two hours, resulting in a maginificant crowd pleas- er. "I like the challenge of motivating, leading and helping members of the team work toward an excellent outcome as a result of hard work and practice," Lakisha Grimes said. Their unique dance steps are a combination of dances learned during the camp and members' own choreography. Tryouts are usually held at the end of each fall and spring semesters. • by Donica Beckett DANCE WITH ME Miosha Brumfleld practices her movements for her next performance. Photo hy Max Lacayo PICK ME Samantha DeHoyos puts on a smile as she practices. Photo hy Max Lacayo 132 • ORGAniZATIOnS LAUGHING IT UP Leslie Jones laughs while praticing her performance. Photo hy Max Lacayo COUGAR DOLLS • 133