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Cheer and Dance

The University of Mount Union cheerleading squad, dance team, and mascot support school spirit among athletes, students, and alumni by developing and promoting loyalty to the University of Mount Union. Cheerleaders, dancers, and the mascot interact with the community by attending fundraising events on and off-campus. It is with the expectation that this squad promotes good sportsmanlike conduct during competitive events.

It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the UMU cheerleading squad and dance team. Cheerleaders pride themselves on squad honesty, respect, support, leadership, and ambassadorship for the University of Mount Union. Members of the squad follow the athletic rules conduct code set forth by the NCAA and the University of Mount Union.

Cheerleading and Mascot 

The University of Mount Union welcomes those who will be full-time students to UMU during the 2023-2024 academic year to participate in our cheer and mascot tryouts. All incoming freshmen and transfers are eligible for this tryout. This squad would include the full-year commitment of football, basketball, and competition seasons. You must show your Mount Union acceptance letter at cheerleading tryouts.

If you have not been accepted to the university by April 21st and your tryout score qualifies your spot on the team, you will be placed on the alternate position until given proof to the coaching staff of your acceptance to Mount Union. If there are any high school conflicts, please notify Jill Grove at in advance. Please pre-register online.


When: Saturday April 22, 2023. Tryouts begin at 9 a.m.

Where: McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (MAAC) Auxiliary Gym

Registration must be completed by Friday April 21, 2023.

Prep for tryouts- Push ups are a team requirement for football season. Please practice reps of 7-14-21-28. To show at tryout. All other material will be taught during the tryout process.

Please wear: White Shirt, Black Shorts, Cheer Shoes, hair pulled away from face, Bows are optional.