Blood, sweat and tears are precisely what the Lee University cheerleading squad put into its successful season, along with bruises, late practices and lots of encouragement. This year’s team made history with winnings this season.
The Lee University cheerleading squad walked away with a first-place trophy from the Christian Cheerleaders of America competition held in Winston–Salem, N.C. and at the Jamfest competition in Gatlinburg.
“As a member of this squad, knowing that this team would make history if we would win was where a large part of our motivation mounted from,” coach Jessica Frazier said. “Of course, these accomplishments were not easy. Competitive cheerleading is an intense, highly energeticand advanced athletic sport.
“Year after year Lee’s cheerleading squad grows larger, becomes stronger and gets more talented with additional members. This is how the cheerleading squad can compete in competitions that are more advanced and we can perform stunts that are more elite each season,” added Frazier. “The physical intensity is not the only thing that improves yearly. Our team’s bond as a family is at its most powerful level yet.”
Cassie Privett, captain of the Lee University cheerleading squad agreed.
“We couldn’t have won just being a team. We were a family. We each brought something different and amazing,” Privett said. “The drive to improve and grow as a team and as individuals was the core of our squad. These were goals that could only be met through Christ, the heart of our program.
“As the season came to an end, we knew that as a team our seasonal purpose had been met,” Privett said. “We impacted our teammates, our fans and ourselves the way it was intended. That was to give it all we got. We believe that giving up is not an option and that is how we came back home as two-time national champions.”