The Central Michigan University cheerleaders are an energetic group that promotes Chippewa pride at CMU sporting events and the Mount Pleasant area.
The CMU Cheer program is made up of three teams:
- 20-member All Girl
- 16-member Large Coed
- 16-member Small Coed (consisting of members from both coed and all girl)
The CMU cheerleaders cheer on the sidelines for five athletic programs – football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and soccer. The teams have also competed nationally at the UCA Collegiate Cheerleading National Championships. The Large Coed team finished 10th in 2005 and 14th in 2006. The All Girl team placed 7th nationally in 2008, 10th in 2009 and 13th in 2014. The Small coed team placed 6th nationally in 2012, 8th in 2013, and recently placed 7th in the nation at the 2014 National Championships.
In addition to home games and competitions, the cheerleaders have cheered at Ford Field for the MAC Championship football game, bowl games from 2006-2009 and 2012, and the men’s and women’s MAC Basketball tournaments in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2013 the team cheered at the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.