The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 77
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NT Cheerleaders gain reputation as being the only
group capable of successfully doing one of the most difficult stunts known
after performing the stunt at NCA summer camp, the squad dubbed it 'their own.'
o NT, go NT, go!" These words
were shouted from the sidelines at
football and basketball games, en-
couraging our athletes to strive for
victory. Among the spirited organizations on
campus, two were most noticeable: the cheer-
leaders and the UNT Dance Team.
The varsity cheerleading squad not only
cheered at athletic events
but also represented the
school by competing on
the national level.
A stunt called the
Scorpion made NT noto-
rious at the champion-
ship. The squad members
split into two groups and built the stunt si-
multaneously. This stunt, having one of the
highest degrees of difficulty, was one no other
squad would attempt.
"The Scorpion is considered to be one of
the most difficult stunts and we've sort of
dubbed it 'our' stunt because we did it at NCA
summer camp," said Cynthia Sisto, Houston
junior and squad captain.
With only part of the stunt falling in the
finals, the 15 members of the NT squad placed
fourth out of 24 squads in the National Cheer-
leading Associations Collegiate National
Championship in January of 1990.
Wherever the cheerleaders were, the UNT
Dance Team was sure to be found. Eight girls
performed during football and basketball
games as part of the band. Under the direction
of band director Dr. Robert Winslow, the
dance team performed their choreographed
routines to the beat and rhythm of the band's
The team practiced at 6:30 a.m. Monday
through Friday averaging about eight hours
per week. With practice and determination,
they choreographed their own routines
"They really do provide a tremendous ser-
vice to the university," Winslow said. "They're
one of the visible symbols of the student body
that we have."
Cheerleaders/UNT Dance Team
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