Wisconsin Spirit Squad
The University of Wisconsin Spirit Squad is a highly visible, enthusiastic and talented
group of student-athletes with a primary purpose to support Intercollegiate Athletics
and serve as ambassadors for the University of Wisconsin. The Spirit Squad is comprised
of the Cheerleading Squad, the Dance Team and the Bucky Badger Mascots. The cheerleaders
can be seen at all home football, men's basketball and women's basketball games.
The dance team performs at all home football and men's basketball games. Bucky Badger
attends many athletic events throughout the fall, winter and spring seasons. All
three teams represent Badger athletics and the University at various public relation
UW Spirit Squad members are students at the University of Wisconsin. In order to
qualify to be a part of the squad, you must be a full-time student carrying a minimum
of 12 credits per semester for the entire upcoming school year and carry a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Spirit Squad members are well supported student-athletes of the University of Wisconsin.
As a part of the program, these student-athletes have access to some of the best
athletic facilities in the country, along with quality Sports Medicine care, dedicated
time from a Strength and Conditioning coach and use of the Fetzer Student Athlete
Academic Center. Expenses directly associated with being a member of the spirit
program are supported by the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Squad members
receive uniforms, practice gear, warm-ups, shoes and additional equipment.
Tryouts for all three teams are held each April, with the Cheerleading Squad also
holding an additional tryout in September. High school seniors and transfer students
are eligible to tryout for the cheerleading squad and dance team each spring by
video tape, once they have been admitted to the University. Please refer to the
tryout information links on the Cheerleading and Dance Team websites.
If you have any questions regarding the UW Spirit Squad please contact:
Josette Scheer - Spirit Squad Director
1440 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711