About the Texas College Spirit Team

The Texas College Spirit Team is seeking well-rounded athletes to represent Texas College at athletic events, at on-campus and off-campus appearances, and competitively.

Weekly Schedule:

  • Practice 3-4 days a week for 2-2.5 hours (currently we practice MTRF) *Competition practices are different*
  • Conditioning: Two days a week (MW)
  • TC Study Hours – You will be required to complete five hours in Study Hall.

Program Requirements:

  • TRYOUTS: In order to be a part of the program, you must complete an interview request form. We hope to host two clinics each semester.
  • AMBASSADORS: First & foremost, you must be able to represent Texas College 24/7, 365 days a year! As a Texas College Cheerleader and Mascot, you are well-known, and you must be able to handle that responsibility! This will be judged throughout the clinic process as we get to know you. We will also look at your social media, ask for references from past coaches/teachers, and have an interview portion as the final decision is made to join the team.
  • GAMEDAY: We cheer football, basketball, and volleyball season throughout the year so you MUST be able to represent us well on gameday! This means voice, smile, proper motion placement, and sharpness.
  • TUMBLING: You must be willing to learn how to tumble or already have tumbling skills.

Other Benefits:

  • A chance to represent the BEST college and cheerleading program in the world!

Performance Request Form

For for additional information about the cheerleading or mascot program, as well as appearance requests, email: alawrence@texascollege.edu

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How Can I Join TC Cheer & Mascot Nation?

To be a part of TC Cheer & Mascot Nation requires three steps:

  1. Complete the interest form;
  2. Attend scheduled zoom interviews; and
  3. Attend an in-person clinic the second week in August.

Video submissions will be accepted; however, attendance is required for the August clinic. determine if you are selected for an interview. The following will provide information you may have about trying out for our program:

  • All candidates must have go through the 3 steps previously listed.
  • All candidates must provide proof of acceptance, be currently enrolled, or have a pending application to TC prior to the August Clinic.


We are excited you have chosen Texas College as your institution for higher education. Interest for the upcoming season will be done in three parts – video submission, zoom interviews and an in-person clinic in August. Video submissions will determine if you are selected for an interview. The following will provide information for many questions you may have about our program. Please read thoroughly prior to calling or emailing with questions.

Success within the program will be based on your:

  • Professionalism;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Appearance; and
  • Yearly commitment to our program.

These areas must be maintained throughout the year to remain on the squad.

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Kylee Hardeman

Freshman│Business Administration

Waxahachie HS │Waxahachie, TX

Inspirational Quote:

"The LORD Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Be In Want..." - Psalms 23

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I've always wanted to do this kind of cheer and I love that I got the opportunity to cheer for TC."

Ashlyn Jacobs

Freshman │Interdisciplinary Studies (Education)

Carver Magnet HS │Houston, TX

Inspirational Quote:

"I Would Be Nothing Without God!" - Anonymous

Why Texas College Cheer?

"Because it is such a loving environment with people who are just as determined and goal orientated as I am."

WaTayvia Milsap


Mansfield Summit HS │Yazoo City, MS

Inspirational Quote:

"Alway's Go For Your Dreams, Even When In Doubt Never Give Up On Yourself!” - Anonymous

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I missed cheer!"

Shannah Pinson

Freshman│Early Childhood Education

McKinney North HS │Dallas, TX

Inspirational Quote:

“You Can't Lose At Something That You Never Put Your Time And Effort Into.” - Anonymous

Why Texas College Cheer?

"My mom played basketball at Texas College and I decided to follow in her footsteps - give her dream and my dream a chance to come true."

Alona Sterrette

Freshman│Interdisciplinary Studies (Education)

Desoto HS │Desoto, TX

Inspirational Quote:

“It's Okay To Be A Glowstick Sometime We Have To Break, Before We Shine!” -Anonymous

Why Texas College Cheer?

"Because I love cheer, and I knew that being at Texas College would help me grow, not only as a person, but as a cheerleader."

Alyia Stokes

Freshman│General Studies

Booker T. Washington HS │New Orleans, LA

Inspirational Quote:

“Never Let Somebody Tell You, You Can't Do Something Always Try!” -  Pursuit of Happyness

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I wanted to be involved on campus and not just be in my dorm all day. I love cheer!"

Hailee Williams


Lamar HS │Houston, TX

Inspirational Quote:

“Don't Adapt To The Energy In The Room Influence The Energy In The Room.” - Pam Arnold

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I've always wanted to cheer and Texas College provided me the opportunity to pursue my passion."

Kayla Crabtree

Sophomore│Interdisciplinary Studies (Education)

Liberty-Eylau HS │Texarkana, TX

Inspirational Quote:

"Never Give Up!" - Sia

Why Texas College Cheer?

"To build a sister bond!"

Edminie Bashful

Sophomore│Criminal Justice

Texas HS │New Orleans, LA

Inspirational Quote:

“God Will Put You Back Together Right In Front Of People , That Broke You Or Tried To Break You " - Jeremiah 17:14

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I love bonding, I love learning new types of cheers, and I love to cheer!"

Jakhia Dunn

Sophomore│Early Childhood Education

Ridgeway HS │Memphis, TN

Inspirational Quote:

"God Is Within Her, She Will Not Fall" - Psalms 46:5

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I chose TC Cheer because I have always wanted to cheer for an HBCU."

AL'Kerria Green


Robert E. Lee HS │Montgomery, AL

Inspirational Quote:

“Nothing Is Impossible. The Word Itself Says "I'm Possible" - Audrey Hepburn

Why Texas College Cheer?

"Cheer teaches you many things other than being able to tumble and shout. As a Texas College Cheerleader, you learn to encourage anyone that needs that boost of encouragement. We learn how to work together with other people. Your cheer team members will become your family!"

Lataviah Miller

Junior│Liberal Studies

Frenship HS │Commerce, TX

Inspirational Quote:

"You Will Succeed In Whatever You Choose To Do, And Light Will Shine On The Road Ahead Of You." - Job 22:28

Why Texas College Cheer?

"After talking with Coach Lawrence about the team, I felt it would be a great fit for me and something fun to be a part of."

Roosevelt Williams

Junior│Business Administration

Westfield HS │Arlington, TX

Inspirational Quote:

"Begin With The END In Mind" - Dean Issacs

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I love everything about TC Cheer. When I came in, the program made me feel like I had a place to call home."

Artimese Lawrence

Head Cheer Coach

Murrah HS │Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson State University

Inspirational Quote:

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29

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