The Triton Cheerleaders are a co-ed game day squad. The number of males and females on the team varies from year to year. The cheerleaders show their support for Triton Athletics and showcase their routines at various athletic department and community events throughout the academic year.
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Cheer, Dance, and Mascot appearances are available upon request with a MINIMUM of 3 weeks notice. Due to student time demands we cannot guarantee that each request will be fulfilled. Priority will be given to academic and athletic-related responsibilites.
All requests for appearances will be fulfilled at the discretion of the UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The department reserves the right to refuse any appearance that conflicts with the best interests of the University and its students.
For your requests please note the following:
If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Carriker via email by clicking here.
MEET THE TEAM
2018-2019 Squad Members
Michelle Critzer, Head Coach
Abrina Wheatfall, Assistant Coach
JOINING THE TEAM
We are looking for positive, enthusiastic, and committed students who will help create an energetic atmosphere on GAME DAY as well as university events. UC San Diego Cheer prides itself on teamwork and comradery. We are looking for team players and hard workers to continue growing the Spirit Program.
It is important to remember that college cheerleading is a big commitment. Cheerleaders must attend all practices, conditioning sessions, and assigned games and appearances. Keep in mind that winter quarter particularly is an extremely busy time due to basketball season. Please carefully consider your availability before trying out.
Tentative Practice Schedule:
Dance: 1x a week Stunt: 2x a week Tumbling/Conditioning: Varies
Full Team: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball
Assigned Games: M/W Volleyball, M/W Soccer, M/W Water Polo, Softball, Baseball
Attending our clinic is a great way to prepare for tryouts. Attendees will learn collegiate style dances and cheers. Clinics typically take place in May and are open to all enrolled high school and collegiate students. There is a per person registration fee. Visit ucsandiegocheercamps.com.
Tryouts typically take place in May and are open to current full-time UCSD students and high school seniors and transfers admitted to UC San Diego. An audition fee is required to tryout. Please carefully read the tryout information on the registration site for expectations and details. Only individuals with completed tryout applications will be permitted to tryout. Visit ucsandiegocheercamps.comfor more information
Does UCSD offer cheer scholarships? No scholarships are presently offered. Official UC San Diego athletics partner Adidas generously provides some apparel and footwear associated with cheering to help defray expenses and maintain Triton brand identity.
What are the costs? We conduct some fundraising initiatives to lower the costs. Costs are between $500 - $700 for uniforms, camp and related fees. Cost should not be a deterrent to trying out as payment options are available for those in need.