LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Rio Grande cheerleaders were among those recognized by the Mid-South Conference over the weekend for their performances both on the court and in the classroom.
Sophomore Gwendolyn Rose (Leesburg, OH) was named to both the All-MSC First Team and the Academic All-MSC Team, while senior Kiah Haynes (Little Hocking, OH) joined Rose on the All-MSC First Team and junior Shelby Sizemore (Stoutsville, OH) was also an Academic All-MSC selection.
Both teams were named prior to last Thursday’s Mid-South Conference cheer championships at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky.
Joining Rose and Haynes on the 12-member All-MSC First team were sophomore Ashley Bates and junior Audrey Wunderlich of Campbellsville; Brittany Bostic and Jacob Cody Hurst of Cumberlands; Georgetown seniors Jaime Horne and Maura Shirley; Lindsey Wilson junior Madeline Hutcherson and senior Erica Finley; sophomore Jaimie Ward and senior Taylor Stone of the University of Pikeville.
Pikeville won its first MSC team championship, while Campbellsville finished as the runner-up and Lindsey Wilson took third place.
Ward was named the league’s Cheerleader of the Year, while UPike’s Jeannie Stone was named Coach of the Year and Campbellsville junior Alexa Moore was the conference Champions of Character Award recipient.
Rose and Sizemore were among 40 student-athletes recognized with Academic All-MSC honors.
In order to be nominated by an institution, the student-athlete must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale and must be at least a sophomore in academic status.
Campbellsville, Lindsey Wilson and Pikeville shared top honors with seven selections each to the team.