Feb. 26, 2008
Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF cheerleading squad worked hard all year long in preparation for its third-place finish at the 2008 National College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships and now its hard work can be seen from the comforts of your home. The squad stars in CheerleaderU, a six-episode series on WEtv premiering March 10 at 11 p.m. The show chronicles the team's journey from the selection of the 2007-08 squad to its National Championship performance.
Fans that just cannot wait for the premiere can check out the show's website, where they can find sneak peaks at the first two episodes of CheerleaderU, video profiles and bios of the cheerleaders and coaches, a schedule of airings and even a cheerleading dictionary.
WEtv crews made the trip to campus once a month to film segments of the program over week-long periods, centering the trips around major events throughout the year.
Crews first came to Orlando in May to tape tryouts and the process the coaches and athletes go through in order to select and make the squad. In June, the cameras continued to roll as the cheerleaders were on campus for a long weekend of team orientation, before traveling with the Knights to college cheerleading camp at the University of Alabama in July.
The production crew also concentrated on the cheerleaders' personal stories as they prepared for a new school year and another shot at the National Championship. Crystal Hendrix, one of the student-athletes that will be featured in the program, had crews tape her at work as well as on her first solo plane ride.
The reality show concludes with the defending National Championship Knights competing at the National Championship at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.
For the latest news and information on the Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. Also check out UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pics.