The Thunder cheerleading squad are among the most active and visible groups on campus, including cheering or dancing on the sidelines at football and basketball games, making public appearances at community and regional events.
The Thunder cheerleading squad consists of a group of young men and women who enjoy promoting school spirit, creating enthusiasm and entertaining fans at Thunder athletic events. The audience is treated to big basket tosses, partner stunts, and distinctive routines. They provide sideline entertainment and half-time performances.
Want to Cheer for Trine? Trine University Cheerleading holds try-outs in the spring for the upcoming year. Try-outs are a two day process where you tumbling, stunting and dance abilities are evaluated. While there are no minimum skills needed to cheer for Trine, tumbling and stunting experience is very beneficial. Anyone interested in trying out should contact head coach Shea Chambers.
With three full seasons of competitive cheer under its belt, Thunder Cheerleading will look to continue its success .The squad plans to continue to build on its fourth-place finish at the CanAm Cheer Nationals in 2011, where Trine Cheer team upset several of the perennial favorites.
To prepare for the upcoming season, the Trine University Cheerleading squad attended camp at The University of Tennessee where it placed first in sideline, third in overall game day, fourth in fight song and fourth in cheer. The team also walked away with two honorary awards, Overall Improvement and Camp Leadership.
In addition to the competitive agenda, the squad looks forward to volunteering in the community as well as supporting another winning Thunder football season at all home games and nearby conference rivals.
As the fall comes to a close, cheerleaders will be ever present at winter sports including men’s and women’s basketball contests. In the spring, Thunder cheerleading hopes to expand its competitive schedule. In addition to competing at the national level in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the squad will be present at local competitions.
Head coach Shea Chambers came to Trine University in the spring of 2012 after three seasons of cheering for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA with over 20 years of cheerleading and dance experience. Prior to professional basketball, Coach Chambers was a Division I cheerleader and captain for Bowling Green State University where she earned a degree in Journalism Broadcasting. She has coached and choreographed nationally recognized teams for more than 10 years. Coach Chambers was also a part of Universal Cheerleaders Association during her collegiate career.
|Abbigale Arseneau||Fr.||LaGrange, Ind./Lakeland|
|Alayna Brombach||Jr.||Almont, Mich./Almont Jr-Sr|
|Britney Browning||Jr.||Versailles, Ind./South Ripley Jr-Sr|
|Brittany Minnich - C||Sr.||Convoy, Ohio/Crestview|
|Caitlin Leichter||Jr.||Spencer, Ind./Owen Valley Community|
|Clayton Whistler||Sr.||Rochester, Ind./Rochester|
|Haley Agard||So.||Franklin, Ind./Franklin County|
|Jena Robinson||Sr.||LaGrange, Ind./Lakeland|
|Joseph Schroeder||So.||Westfield Ind./Cathedral|
|Kelsey Bartrom||Sr.||Huntington, Ind./Huntington North|
|Madison Fadely||Fr.||Middletown, Ind./Anderson Prepratory Academy|
|Megan Smart||So.||Huntington, Ind./Huntington North|
|Nicole Whitmer||Fr.||Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon|
|Paige Stark||Fr.||Newtown, Pa./Radnor|
|Samantha Hunter - C||Sr.||Gas City, Ind./Mississinewa|
|Samuel Montes||Sr.||Attica, Ind./McCutcheon|
|Bennie Baker||Fr.||Peru, Ind./Peru|
|Stephanie Delph||Fr.||Lake Station Ind./River Forest|
|Grace Connolly||So.||Sheridan Ill./Serina|
|Hunter Johnson||So.||Millbury Ohio/Lake|
|Joe Thompson III||Fr.||Camden Mich./Camden Frontier|