Cheerleading and Dance Team Information

AU Cheerleading

A talented group of AU Eagle Cheerleaders provide the lift and energy for Eagle athletes and fans. The varsity squad consists of 17 female members that cheer at all football games and all home basketball games. The varsity squad also accompanies the teams to any NCAA tournament games. Each girl on the varsity squad is awarded a $500 scholarship.

The junior varsity squad has 11 female members that cheer at all home football games and all home women's basketball games. No traveling is required.

Both squads practice twice per week for two hours per practice. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

All cheerleaders attend a summer stunting camp held here at AU to learn and sharpen their skills. Following camp, in preparation for the upcoming season, practice is held before classes resume.

Anyone who has been accepted to Ashland University by the tryout date may participate. Tumbling is not mandatory for the tryout, but it is helpful.

The tryouts for the 2017-18 Cheerleading Squad will be March 24-25, 2017.

Ashland University participates in NCAA Division II athletics and is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Questions about the AU Eagle Cheerleaders or tryouts may be directed to Vicki Wirick, Head Coach, at


AU Eagle Elite Dance Team

This year the Eagle Elite Dance Team consists of 17 women.  This energetic and rythmic team entertains the crowds at all men's home basketball games  with a variety of jazz, hip hop and pom dances.  Since the construction of the new football stadium, the team as performed during halftime on several occasions.

During the summer, a dance camp has been held at AU for the team to learn and sharpen their skills in preparation for a great season.

The dance team begins practicing weekly in September for the upcoming basketball season, with dances choreographed by a former alumni dancer and current members of the team.

Tryouts for the 2017-18 Eagle Dance Team are Feb. 24-25, 2017.

Questions about the Eagle Elite Dance Team or the tryout process may be directed to Vicki Wirick, Head Coach, at