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2013 NCA All-Girl National Champions

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The Terrapin Spirit Squad is an integral part of the pageantry and excitement of Maryland Athletics! This group of students currently supports football, men's basketball, and women's basketball. They are the core of the Maryland Terrapin spirit!

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About The Program
The University of Maryland Spirit Squad program consists of both all-girl and co-ed team members that work together cohesively as one team. There is no status difference between all-girl and co-ed team members. The only difference between the members is that the all-girl members partner stunt with female bases and female flyers, and the co-ed members partner stunt with male bases and female flyers.

Football Season
During the fall season, the entire Spirit Squad will cheer for all home football games. Selected members will be chosen to travel to the away football games. If the football team progresses to a post season bowl game, selected members will be chosen to travel to that event.

Basketball Season
During basketball season, selected members will be chosen to cheer the majority of the men's home games, and a limited number of women's home games. The remaining members will cheer the majority of the women's home games and a limited number of men's home games. The members given the priority to cheer at men's games will be selected based on talent, attitude, seniority and their performance during football season. In addition to home basketball games, selected Spirit Squad members will travel to pre-season and post season tournaments such as the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments (both men's and women's).

In October, tryouts will be held for those interested in competing at the National Championship. 20 members will be chosen in addition to 3 alternates (1 female base, 1 flyer and 1 male). This team will compete at the NCA national championship in the April.