Monday, September 10, 2007

UVSC combines Cheer and Dance teams

UVSC has combined their Cheer and Dance teams into a Spirit Squad, and according to an article in today's Des News the change has some people's pom poms in a twist.

UVSC combines cheer, dance teams into one
(Deseret Morning News, September 10 2007)

Administrators say the move is precipitated by the move to university status next year, and a combined Cheer and Dance team will more closely resemble teams at Weber State University and Salt Lake Community College.

But appearantly the move ruffled the feathers of Cheer Squad coach Jeannette DeGraffenried, or should we say former Cheer Squad coach Jeannette DeGraffenried. She claims she was fired, while Dean of Students Bob Rasmussuen says she was unwilling to meet the time commitments of the new position. DeGraffenried denies this.

During this transition that took place over the summer some cheerleaders contacted the D News complaining that no one had told them what was happening, or even if cheerleading would continue at UVSC.

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