Welcome to the Lewis University Cheerleading homepage! Here you will find all information regarding the cheer squad at Lewis University. First of all, here are a few facts about our school and our cheer team.
Lewis University is an accredited Catholic school located in Romeoville, IL. It was founded in 1932 and has 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study. Currently it employs 200 full-time staff and there are over 6,000 students, many of which are from the Chicago area.
Its cheerleading program has grown substantially over the past 9 years and is now one of the most renowned Division II cheer teams in the country. They take their cheering prowess just as seriously as they do their studies.
The athletics department at Lewis University stresses the importance of completing their degree right along with excelling at cheer. In fact, one of the main reasons their university has gained so much popularity in cheerleading is because they are able to offer their best and brightest cheerleaders scholarships so that they can cheer and study without having to worry about how they are going to pay for their schooling.
Lewis University cheerleaders work hard to cheer their varsity sports to wins and they also compete in cheer contests at national levels.
The cheer team holds all of their practices on campus at the Neil Carey Arena using practice cheer mats. Depending on what is going on in the Arena at the time, the Cheer squad may also hold practice inside the field house or even inside of one of the local gymnastics gymnasiums. They only do this if they need to work on their tumbling. This will allow them to practice their tumbles and falls without seriously hurting themselves.
Cheerleaders at Lewis University often hold camps in the off season to prep and prepare for the main season. A few years ago the cheer team traveled down to the University of Louisville and spent four days working on their routines and getting to know each other and the new members of the cheer squad.
In the regular cheer season, Lewis University cheerleaders usually practice only twice a week depending on what type of competitions or varsity games are scheduled. Most games they cheer for are on Thursday nights and during the day on Saturday.
So Monday nights have worked well after the games are done and the practicing for competition starts. When competition season rolls in, most cheerleaders will also be required to practice on Thursday and Monday nights, but practices are subject to change of course.
All year end Division II national competitions are held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Lewis University competes in the small co-educational Division II level.
If you are interested in becoming a cheerleader at Lewis University you must be able to participate and show up to games and competitions. You should be able to perform tumbles because they will be used at all performance. If you have any questions, contact Lewis University Cheerlead coach Eric Osburn for more information.