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Competitive Cheer Signs 11 for 2011-12

Nov. 18, 2010

WACO, Texas – Baylor competitive cheer head coach Karry Forsythe announced the signings of 11 student-athletes Wednesday. The Bears’ signing class is made up of 10 high school seniors and one junior college transfer. All 11 student-athletes will join the program for the 2011-12 season.

“I am thrilled to have such a great group of athletes coming in fall 2011,” Forsythe said. “We have created depth to our roster and that will have a great impact on how we are able to coach the sport next season.”

The following student-athletes are expected to join the Baylor program in the fall of 2011: Rebecca Carniello (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Ally Cheatham (Phoenix, Ariz.), Brandi Hanford (Hewitt, Texas), Keegan Johnson (West Chicago, Ill.), Alecia Occhipinti (Coto De Caza, Calif.), Anna Pearce (Victoria, Texas), Britta Pierce (Grapevine, Texas), Bresha Pierce (Grapevine, Texas), Tiffany Rudzitis (Simi Valley, Calif.), Kelsey Taylor (Conroe, Texas) and Kendall Taylor (Conroe, Texas).

The 11 signees will be joining the team for the second season of Baylor competitive cheer. The 2010-11 squad consists of 28 students-athletes, 24 of which are freshmen.

Baylor kicks off its inaugural season with a mock meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The Bears’ first regular season meet is Dec. 3 at Fairmont State.


Rebecca Carniello  
Base Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Los Osos HS) California All-Stars
Ally Cheatham Flyer/Base Phoenix, Ariz. (Valley Christian HS) Valley Christian HS
Brandi Hanford Flyer/Base Hewitt, Texas (Midway HS) Heart of Texas All-Stars
Keagan Johnson Back Spot West Chicago, Ill. (Community HS District 94) Phenom Gymnastics
Alecia Occhipinti Base Coto De Caza, Calif. (Crean Lutheran HS) Crean Lutheran HS
Anna Pearce Base/Back Spot  
Victoria, Texas (Blinn College) Blinn College
Britta Pierce Back Spot Grapevine, Texas (Fort Worth Christian Academy)  
Champion Cheer All-Stars
Bresha Pierce Back Spot Grapevine, Texas (Fort Worth Christian Academy)  
Champion Cheer All-Stars
Tiffany Rudzitis Flyer Simi Valley, Calif. (Oaks Christian HS) Cheer Force Diamondz
Kelsey Taylor Flyer Conroe, Texas (Montgomery HS) Legacy All-Stars
Kendall Taylor Flyer Conroe, Texas (Montgomery HS) Legacy All-Stars



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