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All the routines were done, the scores tabulated and the tension built. Six teams competed for the 2017 Mid-South Conference Cheerleading title Wednesday evening at the Frankfort Convention Center. Georgetown College had finished third or fourth the past seven seasons, winning the crown in 2008. Behind innovated pyramids and new stunts the Tigers, under first-year coach Joanie Alexander, finished second narrowly behind champion Lindsey Wilson College. While the big team prize was just out of grasp, GC did walk away with Cheerleader of the Year – Macey Mckenzie; Coach of the Year – Alexander; and the mixed stunt group title – Mckenzie, Jerryn Jones, Shelby Douthett and Christian Ryne.
Mckenzie and Becca Slagle were first-team all-conference, while Breanna Ragland and Rachel Rouse were second-team all-conference.
Georgetown College cheerleaders have one of the longest collegiate athlete seasons, starting in August and culminating at the end of basketball season in mid-March. Over that period of time the team helps support our football and men's and women's basketball teams, while prepping the entire time for Wednesday's 8 pm Mid-South Conference championship in Frankfort.
Part of this wrap up to their season includes postseason honors. Rolling out first Tuesday morning was the MSC All-Academic. Of the 43 conference cheerleaders recognized, Georgetown had seven.
Georgetown College cheerleaders will be hosting clinics March 25 and April 8 in preparation for the 2017-18 tryout season. GC will be hosting tryouts on April 15 for its co-ed team.
These clinics, which cost $20 each and include a T-shirt, are open to high school freshmen through seniors, current GC students and any GC transfers. Those high school seniors in attendance may be offered a spot on the 2017-18 Georgetown College cheerleading squad.
Georgetown College cheerleaders have a new head coach. Joanie Alexander, a Rock County Middle School language arts teacher, joined the staff to replace Betsy Montgomery. Alexander is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and is currently working on her Master of Science in library media education at Western Kentucky University.
She was part of the Blue Raider cheer squad from 2010-14 after four years of cheering at Rockcastle County High School. While at RCHS, Alexander received two distinguished cheerleading honors – 12th Region Cheerleading Scholarship and Stella S. Gilb Cheerleading Scholarship. Then she was three-time Mid-South Conference All-Academic at LWC.
Interested in helping ramp up our Tiger teams and fans? Become a member of the 2016-17 Tiger Cheerleaders. First-year coach Joanie Alexander will be accepting tryout videos Aug. 15-19. All interested students need to send the following four videos to Alexander through her Georgetown College account – [email protected]:
1. Basic Sideline Cheer (can be a GC cheer or one from high school)
2. Double Jump Combination
3. Best Standing Tumbling Pass
4. Best Running Tumbling Pass
Questions concerning team obligations should be directed to Alexander.