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SIUE Cheer and Dance Team 
Eddie the Mascot

The SIUE Cheer and Dance Team is a Division I Spirit Squad comprised of two components: cheer/stunt athletes and technically-trained dancers. The two teams are committed to working together to promote SIUE Athletics by creating a cooperative spirit between the teams, the student body and the athletics community. Both components are administered through the SIUE Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Our goal is to support Cougar Athletics, enhance game excitement, and encourage crowd involvement. The SIUE Cheer and Dance Team will perform at all men's and women's home basketball games, as well as campus events and city-wide events by invitation. The team is available to provide promotional, marketing and performance support at other events as requested. 

To book a team appearance or request Eddie the Mascot at your event, please contact Head Coach Michelle Deets at Please direct all cheer/dance inquiries to Coach Deets as well.

2012-2013 SIUE Cheer Squad

Taylor Altenberger-Edwardsville, IL
LaJenora Amos-Homewood, IL
Gracie Billups-Fairview Heights, IL
Kierstyn Bone-Effingham, IL
Kristen Campbell-Glen Carbon, IL
Camille Casler-Jacksonville, IL
Mitch Cunningham-Highland, IL
Jennifer Garland-Effingham, IL
Deloris Gibbons-Mascoutah, IL
Samantha Hanks-Edwardsville, IL
Alexa Kinney-Effingham, IL
Abigail Kosydor-Highland, IL
Shelbi Lamb-Bloomington, IL
Kira Long-Granite City, IL
Catelyn Lowe-Highland, IL
Riley Nadler-Highland, IL
Breanna Rogy-Peoria, IL
MargaretSchaltenbrand-Belleville, IL
Lauren Soebbing-Lincoln, IL
Taylor Tiller-Pocahontas, IL
Dairyn Tye-Troy, IL
Erica Valdes-Belleville, IL
Michaela Wheeler-Highland, IL
Lauren Williamson-Yorkville, IL 

2012-2013 SIUE Dance Team

Sterling Allen-Peoria, IL
Chelsea Armstrong-Peoria, IL 
Kassandra Elliott-New Douglas, IL
Avery Gardewine-Effingham, IL
Jennifer Iken-Edwardsville, IL
Sara Malone-Marion, IL
Carrie Miller-Joliet, IL
Laura Pigg-DeSoto, MO
Kim Shubert-Plainfield, IL
Jannah Stone-Highland, IL