Cheerleaders, Mascots Radiate Eagle Pride

Busy fall season before competition in January

September 28, 2017

Cheerleaders 2017The co-ed cheerleading team and mascots at Central Methodist University are igniting spirit all around CMU’s main campus in Fayette.

Whether they’ve been in the new Eagle Tailgate Zone prior to home football game kickoffs, on the sidelines cheering on the varsity volleyball team, or attending a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp, they’ve been a busy group – doing all they can to spread Eagle pride.

“We are so excited that it’s fall and we are in the heart of football season,” said Terin Fuemmeler, head spirit squad coach at CMU.

Throughout the semester, the cheerleaders, alongside mascots Eddie and Ellie the Eagles, gear up for competition season that begins at the end of January. The team won the Heart of America Athletic Conference cheer championship for 2015 and 2016, according to Fuemmeler.

“Last year, we took second place in the conference, and we are ready to go to work to get back on top,” she said. “The team is stacked with talent in all areas that are critical to our competition routine.”

The following CMU students are part of the 2017-’18 co-ed cheerleading team:

Jerome Asbury, a sophomore education and physical education double-major from Kansas City; Sarah Berding, a sophomore health sciences major from DeSoto; Whitney Bias, a junior communications studies major from Versailles; Matalyn Boeschen, a junior nursing major from Sedalia; Peyton Bowman, a junior biology major from Centralia;

Madeline Burgess, a junior applied behavior analysis major from Cedar Hill; Peyton Carmichael, a freshman psychology major from Canton; Madison Chisholm, a junior athletic training major from Sturgeon; Alec Crepps, a sophomore health sciences major from O’Fallon; Mikayla Davis, a freshman athletic training major from Lathrop;

Madison Dixon, a freshman pre-major from Calhoun; Bethany DuCharme, a sophomore education and early childhood education double-major from Columbia; Quinn Ferguson, a freshman pre-major from Centralia; Matthew Fohn, a sophomore pre-major from Lebanon; Michella Frerking, a senior accounting major from Fayette;

Jodi Gerlt, a freshman health sciences major from Fayette; Meagan Hare, a senior marine biology major from Cole Camp; Mya Harris Neal (mascot), a freshman biology major from St. Louis; Lindsey Hendren, a junior nursing major from Madison; Hope Howser, a freshman English major from Salisbury;

Caylie James, a sophomore education and early childhood education double-major from Brookfield; Carly John, a freshman accounting major from Fayette; Kaylee Kemery, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from Runaway Bay, Texas; Levi Lammers, a sophomore biology major from Savannah;

Amanda Lewis, a freshman education and music education double-major from Palmyra; Jessica Martinez, a freshman nursing major from Kansas City, Mo.; Kacie McCulloch, a junior pre-major from New Franklin; Emma McQueen, a sophomore biology major from Mountain Grove; Taylor Melugin, a junior nursing major from Cedar Springs;

Macie Moeller, a sophomore nursing major from Lohman; Molly Mott, a senior child development major from Altamont; Ravyn Phelps, a junior psychology major from Mexico; Gracen Ripley; a freshman pre-major from Fayette; Chance Roberts, a freshman education and music education double-major from Fayette;

Abigail Schapira, a senior biology major from Rocheport; Christina Schatz, a senior biology major from Pawnee, Ill.; Paige Smith, a freshman accounting major from Higbee; Keona Smith, a junior psychology major from Columbia; Morgan St. Clair, a junior health care administration major from La Plata; Dakota VanWinkle, a sophomore psychology major from Higbee;

Katelyn Watts (mascot), a freshman education and elementary education double-major from Louisiana; Hannah Wescott, a junior education major from Farmington; Bailey West, a sophomore education and early childhood education double-major from Hallsville; and Ashley Woodrow, a junior biology major from Center.