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Spirit Squads Look for 2008-09 members

Looking for spirit, the cheer squads and dance team hold tryouts in April

Looking for spirit, the cheer squads and dance team hold tryouts in April

March 11, 2008

FORT COLLINS, Colo.-- - It's that time of year again, time to try out for the Colorado State University spirit squads. The CSU cheer and dance squads are looking for talented individuals with a passion for CSU spirit. Try outs are also being held for CSU mascot, CAM the Ram.

The sprirt squads are known for their ability to support CSU Athletics and the school teams. The Spirit Squads will appear at all home games for football, volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball. The Golden Poms dance team also has the opportunity to perform with the marching band at all home football games.

For those interested in becoming a member of the spirit squads, auditions will be held throughout April. Tryouts for the Golden Poms dance team will be April 18-20. The all-girl cheerleading team and co-ed cheerleading team will host a tryouts on April 25-27, and CAM the Ram mascot try outs will be held on April 19-20.

Members of the squads enjoy taking their talent onto all home courts and fields. Also, all teams attend UCA and UDA college nationals in Florida every year. The all-girl team placed eighth in 2007 and the Golden Poms have ranked in the Top 20 each year. The squads also have the opportunity to travel to Mountain West Conference championships each spring.

Requirements for cheer and dance squad tryouts include: performance of minimum dance or cheer skills, comprehension of tryout choreography and top physical shape that is proportional to height. Candidates must also be enrolled or enrolling at Colorado State University and hold a 2.0 GPA or higher. Those on academic probation with the university will be disqualified from tryouts for the spirit squads. All tryouts must be attended in their entirety. If selected, candidates are required to attend all scheduled classes, trainings, performances, summer camps and any other events designated by the spirit coordinator and/or coach.

Applications for the Golden Poms dance team, all-girl cheerleading team, co-ed cheerleading team and mascot are available online at csurams.cstv.com/spirit/csu-spirit.html. All interest forms, video audition tapes and a tryout fee of $20 are due byApril 17.

2008-09 Spirit Squads Tryouts •Applications, video auditions and $20 tryout fees are due by April 17 •Golden Poms dance squad tryouts on April 18-20 •All-girl cheerleading team and co-ed cheerleading team tryouts on April 25-27 •CAM the Ram mascot tryouts on April 19-20 •Information, applications, requirements and tentative schedules can be found online at csurams.cstv.com/spirit/csu-spirit.html