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Campbellsville Cheerleading signs 11 freshmen for 2012-13

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – For the first time ever, incoming Campbellsville University cheerleaders have been welcomed through a group signing session – just like many of the other student/athletes.

Eleven freshmen will become a part the squad in the fall, joining 11 returnees. Nine of them met for the first time as a group when Coach Vanessa Adkins signed them on Friday afternoon in the Powell Athletic Center. Two others could not be in attendance.

“It’s something we’ve wanted to do for several years,” said Adkins. “We just never had an opportunity to get everyone together.”

The Tiger cheerleaders have won four of the past six Mid-South Conference titles and also claimed the all-girl and mixed stunt routines at the MSC Cheer Competition.

Adkins welcomed newcomers Amanda Alsbrooks, Corbin, Ky., South Laurel High School; Tiffan Callahan, Lebanon, Ohio, Lebanon High School; Madison Heiskell, Bardstown, Ky., Bardstown High School; Katelyn Chalk, Frankfort, Ky., Franklin County High School; Candice Boone, Bardstown, Nelson County High School; Shelly Dewar, Burlington, Ky., Conner High School; Makayla Asher, Somerset, Ky., Pulaski County High School; Kasandra Richerson, Campbellsville, Ky., Taylor County High School; Jackie Elswick, Louisville, Ky., Butler Traditional High School; Kelsee Molen, Pulaski County High, Somerset; and Jordan Troxtel, Southwestern High, Somerset.

Returning cheerleaders include: Emma Calvert, senior, Scottsville, Ky.; Makayla Jessie, senior, Edmonton, Ky.; Brittany Coontz, senior Danville, Ky.; Alexa Moore, junior, Clarksville, Tenn.; Samantha Vanhoose, senior, Flatwoods, Ky.; Audrey Wunderlich, junior Frankfort, Ky.; Rachel Clements, sophomore, Campbellsville; Morgan Cubert, sophomore, Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Courtney Drury, sophomore, Lawrenceburg; Joe Blakestone, senior, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Ashley Bates, sophomore, Greenup, Ky.

“We have a strong nucleus of cheerleaders returning, and with the addition of these freshmen we’re continuing to lay the foundation for future success,” Adkins continued.

CUTLINE: Pictured front row, from left: Amanda Alsbrooks, Tiffin Callahan, Madison Heiskell and Jackie Elswick. Back row: Head Coach Vanessa Adkins, Candace Boon, Shelly Dewar, Makayla Asher, Katelyn Chalk, Kelsee Molen, and Assistant Coach Katelyn Allen Lawyer. Absent from the photo were Kasandra Richerson and Jordan Troxtel.

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