April 20, 2011
WACO, Texas - Baylor competitive cheer head coach Karry Forsythe announced the signings of eight additional student-athletes for the 2011-12 academic year on Wednesday. The Bears' newest signees join 11 student-athletes who signed in the fall to give competitive cheer a 19-member class entering its second season.
"I am very pleased with our recruiting class this year," Forsythe said. "We have so much talent coming back next season and new talent coming to Baylor. It's going to be a great second season for us and we cannot wait to get started."
The eight members of the spring signing class are: Stephanie Bohmler (Seguin, Texas), Danielle Hardman (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Lindsey Lau (Spring, Texas), Madison Leffler (Lakeside, Calif.), Joy Lord (Carrollton, Texas), Taylor Simmons (Magnolia, Texas), Sara Talley (Jacksonville, Ariz.) and Keonia White (Little Rock, Ark.).
The Bears wrapped up their inaugural season by taking a national championship in the Five-Element Stunt Event on April 9. Baylor's 2010-11 squad consisted of 28 students-athletes, 24 of which were freshmen.
BAYLOR COMPETITIVE CHEER 2011-12 RECRUITING CLASS (* - spring signee)
|Name||Position||Hometown (Previous School)|
|*Stephanie Bohlmer||Base/Flyer||Seguin, Texas (SFA)|
|Rebecca Carniello||Base||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Los Osos HS)|
|Ally Cheatham||Flyer/Base||Phoenix, Ariz. (Valley Christian HS)|
|Brandi Hanford||Flyer/Base||Hewitt, Texas (Midway HS)|
|*Danielle Hardman||Flyer||Cortland Manor, N.Y. (Hudson HS)|
|Keagan Johnson||Back Spot||West Chicago, Ill. (Community HS District 94)|
|*Lindsey Lau||Base||Spring, Texas (Klein HS)|
|*Madison Leffler||Flyer||Lakeside, Calif. (Cathedral Catholic HS)|
|*Joy Lord||Base||Carrollton, Texas (Prestonwood Christian Academy)|
|Alecia Occhipinti||Base||Coto De Caza, Calif. (Crean Lutheran HS)|
|Anna Pearce||Base/Back Spot||Victoria, Texas (Blinn College)|
|Britta Pierce||Back Spot||Grapevine, Texas (Fort Worth Christian Academy)|
|Bresha Pierce||Back Spot||Grapevine, Texas (Fort Worth Christian Academy)|
|Tiffany Rudzitis||Flyer||Simi Valley, Calif. (Oaks Christian HS)|
|*Taylor Simmons||Base/Flyer||Magnolia, Texas (Magnolia HS)|
|*Sara Talley||Base||Jacksonville, Ark. (Sylvan Hills HS)|
|Kelsey Taylor||Flyer||Conroe, Texas (Montgomery HS)|
|Kendall Taylor||Back Spot||Conroe, Texas (Montgomery HS)|
|*Keonia White||Base||Little Rock, Ark. (Central HS)|