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October 8, 2002

Spirit teams from St. Edward's University receive honors


Spirit teams, comprised of cheerleaders, pom team and mascot; enhance school spirit by performing regularly at SEU athletic events and other campus activities. It is a year round organization that is involved with the campus and the community.

During camp, ribbons were awarded in the following manner: blue (superior), red (excellent) and white (good).

Mascot: St. Edward's mascot, Denise Valporto de Sa (Houston), '04, Topper, received two blue superior ribbons and one red excellent ribbon for character walk, skit evaluation, and use of props. In addition, the mascot received a fifth place trophy for overall camp performance. Only five trophies were awarded from 23 mascots.

Cheerleading: Cheerleaders received the following awards:

  • one red excellent ribbon for sideline routine,
  • blue superior ribbon for Fight song routine
  • blue superior ribbon for Cheer routine
  • second place trophy for Division II cheer competition
  • second place trophy for Division II fight song competition
  • superior trophy for most improved participation and progression throughout weekend

Pom Squad: Pom Squad was awarded a superior trophy for performance overall. In addition, each pom squad member was judged individually with the combined ribbon awards determining their trophy placement. Individual awards were given to Stephanie Bazan (Austin), '02, one blue ribbon; Nicole Benson (Pearland), '02, two blue ribbons; Vianka Berain (Del Rio), '05, one blue ribbon; Jessica Estrada (Georgetown), '03, two blue ribbons; Tiffany Muna (Smithville), '05, two blue ribbons; and Juliet Wenzel (Austin), '04, one blue and one red ribbon.

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of more than 4,200 students in Austin, Texas.

(Attachments: 2002 spirit teams, listed by their respective hometowns, degrees and spirit team affiliation.)

Electronic images available upon request.

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