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. Please review our frequently asked questions below.

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 2023-2024 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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Join us for the 2023 Spring Skills Clinic

The 2023 Spring Skills Clinic will be hosted every Thursday in January, February, April, and May from 5:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Location will be provided once a completed interest form is received. Click the button below to complete the interest form.

Interest Form

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If you are a former cheerleader/mascot and would like to participate in the Welcome Home Activity during Homecoming week, please complete the information by clicking the button below. 

Homecoming Former Cheerleader/Mascot Form

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Jakhia Dunn

Freshman│Criminal Justice & Social Work

Ridgeway HS │Memphis, Tennessee

Inspirational Quote:

"God is within her, she will not fall"

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I chose TC cheer because I love to cheer and always wanted to cheer for a HBCU."

Darien Ewing

Senior │Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-6)

Brenham HS │Brenham, Texas

Inspirational Quote:

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I chose TC Cheer because of the style, and they don't mind the experience. Everyone has a chance to show what you have and can learn. It's a HBCU and them doing Stomp and Shake in Texas caught my attention also."

Genesis Guess


Summit HS │Saginaw, Texas

Inspirational Quote:

"The World is Yours"

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I'll cheer anywhere I go!"

Shyla Jones

Freshman│Business Administration

Longview HS │Longview, Texas

Inspirational Quote:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Psalms 46: 1-3

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I joined TC Cheer to become a part of the family to build bonds with new people and to bring back out the old cheer spirit in me."

LaKevia McAfee

Senior │Business Administration

Eastern Hills HS │Fort Worth, Texas

Inspirational Quote:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Why Texas College Cheer?

"I was told to come to one practice my freshman year, I loved it and have been in love with it ever since. My team is my family."

Destiny Rivers

Freshman│Social Work

Skyline HS │Dallas, Texas

Inspirational Quote:

"Everybody's in black and white and cheerleaders are in color!"

Why Texas College Cheer?

"TC Cheer helps me to build my reputation and become more flexible."

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 29:11

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