The mission of the University of Arizona Cheerleaders & Mascots is to promote school spirit through cheering, motions, tumbling skills, stunts, dance, and interactive crowd participation. Team members represent the University of Arizona student body and alumni at University functions and public appearances.
The University of Arizona Cheerleading team is a non-competitive co-ed squad that cheers at football, Men's and Women's basketball, and Women's volleyball games. The number of members on the team varies from 24-30 people (12-15 couples).
Team members have the opportunity to travel for away and post season football games, select pre-season and post-season Men's and Women's basketball, and volleyball final four. Members of the University of Arizona Cheerleading and Mascot program receive uniforms, Nike attire, and equipment at no charge. The Cheerleaders & Mascots have full use of Arizona Athletics facilities, including the student-athlete strength & conditioning facility, the athletics department academic center computer lab, and the Kasser Medical Treatment Center. The Cheerleading & Mascot program does not offer academic scholarships at this time.
Participating in cheerleading at the University of Arizona requires a significant time commitment. Due to the large number of athletic sporting events and public appearances, our philosophy is that cheerleading comes second only to academics. Practice for the year begins in mid-July and is usually held in the early morning. The cheerleaders practice three times per week and condition two times per week. In order to pursue excellence, dedication and commitment must be a priority! Through dedication and hard work the University of Arizona Cheerleaders have become an integral part in the strong tradition of excellence exhibited by athletics at The University of Arizona.
For further information, please contact:
Roberta A. Quiroz
Advisor- Cheerleaders & Mascots
Director-Community Relations, Special Events and Jim Click Hall of Champions
The University of Arizona Cheerleaders & Mascots
McKale Memorial Center P.O. Box 210096
1 National Championship Drive
Tucson, AZ 85721-0096