Cheerleaders Rock

When the BWYAA began, Cheerleaders were an integral part of each team. Our cheerleaders are a constant reminder of what is fun about football. No outrageous competitive cheerleading fees and no three hour practices. There is, however, lots of emphasis on physical activity, fundamentals and social interaction. Many of our cheerleaders go on to cheer for Big Walnut Middle and High School as well as other districts around the state. In some instances they go on to cheer for colleges or professional dance teams across the country. Now by no means are we taking credit for getting them there but we are proud to have introduced them to the sport of cheerleading!

This page is dedicated to all of the cheerleaders who had their beginning at JR Smith Park. We have done our best to capture this information as accurately as possible. If you know of anyone who cheered for the BWYAA and went on to cheer in college or for a professional dance team, please drop us an email to let us know. The information to the right provides the BWYAA players name, the college team for which they played and the years they spent with the BWYAA.

A special thanks to Barbara Dean for working diligently to provide this intial collection of names as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration in 2014!

Cheer Alumnae

  • Baron, Nikki Lehman: Columbus Crewzers
  • Bok, Brittany: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Buxton, Angie: University of Rio Grande (1981-1986)
  • Carpenter, Tara Lucas: Otterbein University (1995-1996)
  • Ford, Christa: Capital University
  • Frazier, Tara: The Ohio State University
  • Garner, Katie: Otterbein University
  • Griffith, Bryanna: Ohio Dominican University
  • Hackenbrack, Kelly: Louisiana State University
  • Hackenbrack, Kristen: Miami University
  • Hamilton, Stacey Hetterscheidt: The Ohio State University
  • Hite, Cierra Hite: Mt. Vernon Nazarene College
  • Keller, Stephanie: Syracuse University
  • Koester, Erika Wolfe: Bowling Green
  • Koester, Lauren: Miami University
  • Lily, Jennifer Saunders: University of Rio Grande
  • Lutz, Mandy Saunders: University of Rio Grande
  • Mann, Jessica: Ashland University
  • Marsch, Kaileigh: Ohio Dominican University (2003-2004)
  • Moore, Melinda Geng: OSU Newark
  • Moseley, Heather Guyer: Capital University (1995-1996)
  • Pullium, Ashley Kerr: The Ohio State University
  • Ramey, Journey: University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University (2001-2006)
  • Stephens, Morgan: Bluefield
  • Wetzel, Erin: Wittenberg University

What Is A Cheerleader

cheer·lead·er noun \ˈchir-ˌlē-dər\

  • a person who is a member of a group (typically a group of young women) who shout out special songs or chants to encourage the team and entertain the crowd during a game in sports like American football and basketball
  • person who encourages other people to do or support something


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