Originally established over 30 years ago with a limited number of clubs, the Ithaca College Sport Club program has undergone a significant expansion since that time and currently consists of 38 clubs in the categories of competitive, instructional, performance and recreational sports.
Placed under the guidance of the Office of Recreational Sports in fall 2001, the sport club program is currently based out of the Ithaca College Fitness Center and continues to expand at a rapid rate as clubs are added as interest for them increases.
Voluntarily organized by students, sport clubs exist for the purpose of furthering a common interest in a physical activity through competition, instruction, participation, or performance. Students elect their own officers, draft their own constitution, request facility space, get approval for and make travel arrangements, schedule contests with other teams, develop contracts with officials and artists, fund raise and manage their budget.
Formed in 2001, Ithaca College Cheerleading has become an established institution designed to support Ithaca College athletics and promote good sportsmanship in addition to strengthening an already solid school spirit and sense of pride in the College’s athletic achievements. The cheerleading squad seeks to achieve these goals through performances at halftime of each home football game and most men’s basketball games. They also involve the fans in the action through cheers and chants during the game.
However, they themselves have become a source of school pride in recent years as the program has continued to improve and expand. On April 2, 2005, the Ithaca College cheerleading squad attended their first national competition, traveling to the Cheerleaders of America (COA) sponsored Open National Competition in Niagara Falls, New York. A Championship level event, the Bombers secured their first National Title as they won the All-Girl, Non-Tumbling Division to bring home the championship trophy and banner, which can be seen in the College’s Fitness Center and Hill Center, respectively.
On December 2, 2006, the Bomber Cheerleaders secured their second National Title at the All-Spirit Nationals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. And in March 2008, the team had a first place finish at the NYS Championships, held in Utica, New York.
The cheerleading squad is open to both men and women, and ordinarily consists of 18-22 members with separate tryouts being held for football and basketball cheerleading. Tryouts are usually held just prior to the start of the fall semester for football and within one week of the final regular season football game for basketball. For more information, please visit the IC Cheerleading website atwww.iccheer.com.
In addition to performing at home football and basketball games, the cheerleading squad also attends national cheerleading competitions and holds additional events in both the Ithaca and campus communities that serve to support Ithaca College Cheerleading.
For more information on Cheerleading please contact Shannon Ward at email@example.com.
2012-2013 Schedule and Results