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Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Aquinas College is rooted in the Dominican traditions of prayer, study, community and service, combined with a deep respect for truth, honesty and integrity. In this spirit, we strive to create an environment in which integrity is prized and practiced. We expect all community members to uphold these values through honesty, fairness, and respect for others.

AQUINAS COLLEGE GENERAL INFORMATION

SAINTS DANCE:

LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Michigan FOUNDED: 1886 NICKNAME: Saints COLORS: Maroon/Grey PRESIDENT: Dr. Juan Olivarez ENROLLMENT: 2,518 students STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 15:1

SPORTS INFORMATION AND ATHLETICS

SAINTS CHEERLEADING: HEAD COACH: Emily White (3rd Season)

HEAD COACH: Lara Webster (4th Season)

SPORTS INFO DIRECTOR: Mike Wojciakowski SID PHONE: 616-632-2482 MEDIA GUIDE PUBLICATION: Linda Nash WEB-SITES: www.aquinas.edu, www.whac.net VARSITY SPORTS: 24 Sport Opportunities ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Terry Bocian ATHLETIC PHONE: 616-632-2474 FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Gary Karasinski

Aquinas College

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AQ at a glance/Table of Contents

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Grand Rapids

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Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC)

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Cheerleading Roster

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Cheerleaders

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Dance Roster

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Dance Team

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Coaching Staff

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Located on the eastern edge of Grand Rapids, Aquinas’ location allows students to reap the benefits of living in Michigan’s second largest city. With over one million people in the greater metropolitan area, Grand Rapids plays host to numerous festivals, concerts and cultural events each year. Aquinas’ campus creates a peaceful environment that is just moments away from the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Residing on 109 wooded acres, the Aquinas College campus blends early twentiethcentury architecture with modern-day structures. The campus is home to over 107 species of trees and shrubs, winding woodland paths and inviting creeks and ponds. Only 30 miles from beautiful Lake Michigan for a relaxing afternoon.

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Aquinas College

Cornerstone University

1607 Robinson Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49506

1001 E. Beltline Rd. Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Founded: 1886 President: Dr. Juan Olivarez Nickname: Saints Colors: Maroon & White Enrollment: 2500 School Web Site: http://www.aquinas.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.aquinas.edu/athletics/

Founded: 1941 President: Dr. Joseph Stowell Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Navy & Gold Enrollment: 1850 School Web Site: http://www.cornerstone.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.cugoldeneagles.com

Davenport University

Concordia University 4090 Geddes Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105

6191 Kraft Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Founded: 1963 President: Randall W. Luecke Nickname: Cardinals Colors: Red, White & Black Enrollment: 800 School Web Site: http://www.cuaa.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.concordiacardinals.com/

Founded: 1866 President: Richard Pappas Nickname: Panthers Colors: Red, Black & White Enrollment: 3500 School Web Site: http://www.davenport.edu Athletic Web Site: http:// www.dupanthers.com

Indiana Tech

Lourdes College

1600 E. Washington Blvd.. Fort Wayne, IN 46803

6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania, OH 43560

Founded: 1930 President: Dr. Arthur Snyder Nickname: Warriors Colors: Orange & Black Enrollment: 1471 School Web Site: http://www.indianatech.edu Athletic Web Site: www.indianatech.edu/ athletics

Founded: 1958 President: Janet Robinson (Interim) Nickname: Gray Wolves Colors: Orange & Gray Enrollment: 2600 School Web Site: http://www.lourdes.edu Athletic Web Site: http://www.lourdes.edu/ StudentLife/Athletics.aspx

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Lawrence Tech

Marygrove College

21000 W 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221

Founded: 1932 President: Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil Nickname: Blue Devil Colors: Royal Blue & White Enrollment: 4000 School Web Site: http://www.ltu.edu Athletic Web Site: http://

Founded: 1927 President: Dr. David J. Fike Nickname: Mustangs Colors: Green & Gold Enrollment: 950 School Web Site: http://www.marygrove.edu Athletic Web Site: www.marygrovemustangs.com

Madonna University 36600 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia, MI 48150

Siena Heights University 1247 E. Siena Heights Drive Adrian, MI 49221

Founded: 1937 President: Sister Rose Marie Kujawa Nickname: Crusaders Colors: Royal Blue, Gold & White Enrollment: 4291 School Web Site: http://www.madonna.edu Athletic Web Site: http:// www.madonnacrusaders.com

Founded: 1919 President: Sister Peg Albert, OP, PHD Nickname: Saints Colors: Navy Blue & Gold Enrollment: 1200 School Web Site: http://www.sienaheights.edu/ Athletic Web Site: http://www.shusaints.com

University of Michigan—Dearborn

University of Northwestern Ohio

4901 Evergreen Dearborn, MI 48128 Founded: 1959 President: Daniel Little Nickname: Wolves Colors: Maize & Blue Enrollment: 8950 School Web Site: http://www.umd.umich.edu/ Athletic Web Site: http://gowolves.net

1441 N. Cable Road Lima, OH 45805 Founded: 1920 President: Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis Nickname: Racers Colors: Red, Black Enrollment: 4000 School Web Site: http://www.unoh.edu/ Athletic Web Site: http://www.unohracers.com/

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Name

Yr.

Hometown/High School (College)

Gerardo Aguilera

Fr.

Chicago, Ill./ Roger C Sullivan

Jacquelynn Bourdon

So.

Harrison, Mich./Harrison

Katy Caballeros

Fr.

Comstock Park, Mich./Comstock Park

Elizabeth Decot

Jr.

Hudsonville, Mich./West Catholic

Amber Dunham

So..

Sand Lake, Mich./Cedar Springs

Benjamin Frost

Fr.

Pinckney, Mich./ Detroit Catholic Central

Brandon Harris

So.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills

Brittany Hoisington

Sr.

Pierson, Mich./Tri County

Raymond Kalinowski

Jr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic

Shelby Leighton

Jr.

Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic

John Moeggenberg

Sr.

Bay City, Mich./Bay City Central

Makayla Putnam

Fr.

Laingsburg, Mich./Laingsburg

Jana Selig

Fr.

Dresden, Germany/Portland

Sam Solomon

Jr.

Lindsey Stehley

Jr.

Lowell, Mich./Lowell

Amy Stover

Sr.

Three Rivers, Mich./Three Rivers

Hannah Terback

Fr.

Troy, Mich./Everest Collegiate

Chelsea Webb

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Date

Event

Location

Time

Result

Feb. 9, 2013

NAIA Regional Invitational: NCA/ NDA National Qualifier

Calumet College of St. Joseph/ Whiting, Ind.

9 a.m.

2nd Place, Silver Bid

Feb. 16, 2013

AQ Cheer & Dance Kids Clinic Fundraiser

Aquinas College Donnelly Center/Grand Rapids, Mich.

10 a.m.

March 3, 2013

Midwest Panther Collegiate Cheer Championship

Davenport University/ Grand Rapids, Mich.

1 p.m.

3rd Place

March 10, 2013

Alma College Collegiate Cheer Invitational

Alma College/Alma, Mich.

2 p.m.

2nd Place

March 24th, 2013

Lakers Cheer Classic

Grand Valley State/ Allendale, Mich.

1 p.m.

March 30th, 2013

Friends & Family Performance

Aquinas College Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center/ Grand Rapids, Mich.

2 p.m.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

8 a.m.

April 10-14, 2013

NCA/ NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance National Championship

April 20, 2013

Aquinas College COED Tryout Prep Clinic

Aquinas College Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center/ Grand Rapids, Mich.

3 p.m.

April 27, 2013

Aquinas College COED Cheer Team 2013-14 Tryouts

Aquinas College Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center/ Grand Rapids, Mich.

3 p.m.

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Elizabeth Decot

Chelsea Webb

Jana Selig

Amy Stover

Sam Solomon

Makayla Putnam

John Moeggenberg

Raymond Kalinowski

Brittany Hoisington

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Katy Caballeros

Kenzie Klingenberg

Shelby Leighton

Brandon Harris

Benjamin Frost

Amber Dunham

Hannah Terback

Lindsay Barrett

Iris Bannon

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Gerardo Aguilera

Jacquelynn Bourdon

Lindsey Stehley

Name

Yr.

Hometown/High School (College)

Kailey Dani

Jr.

Comstock Park, Mich./Sparta

Tosha Hoadley

Sr.

Kalamazoo, Mich./Mattawan

Claire Childers

Jenelle Miller Chelsey Riehl Chelsea Sedlecky

Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic

Taryn Streasick

So.

North Branch, Mich./North Branch

Emily Wolfrum

So.

Wind Lake, Wis./Muskego

Alexis Worthington

Jr.

Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview

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Claire Childers

Kailey Dani

Jenelle Miller

Chelsey Riehl

Taryn Streasick

Emily Wolfrum

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Tosha Hoadley

Chelsea Sedlecky

Alexis Worthington

Coach White begins her third year coaching at Aquinas and her 14th year of cheerleading overall. She cheered on the Sideline-Competitive Varsity team at Suttons Bay High School for seven seasons, in four years, competing through the MCCA. She then went on to cheer on the Grand Valley all-girl team for four years and also cheered on Lake Effect All Star cheer team based out of Allendale, Michigan for one year. At the 2009 NCA National Collegiate Championships, she and her stunt group took 3rd Place in the Collegiate Group Stunt Competition and she become a National Champion as a member of the Lake Effect All-Star team in 2010. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in clinical exercise science. Coach White has many new goals and objectives for the program, including continuing the tradition of cheering sideline and increasing school spirit, while the main focus for the season will be competition.

HEAD CHEERLEADING COACH EMILY WHITE Coach Webster enters her fourth season as Head Coach for Aquinas College. She coached from 2007 to 2010 before moving away. In 2010, she coached the dance team to Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL where they placed in the Top Ten. This is her first season back since 2010 and she has many new goals for the team, including dancing on sidelines and half-time while focusing on competition. Coach Webster graduated from Aquinas College with a bachelor's degree in Sustainable Business.

HEAD DANCE COACH LARA WEBSTER

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