Capital University Cheerleaders

 Program requirements   |   Stunts/Tumbling   |   Mascot ("Cappy")   |   Roster   |   Tryouts   |  Questions?


Capital Cheer wants to connect with its alumni! Those that were part of the CU cheer team while a student, please help us build our alumni group by contacting head coach Jennie Phillips ( and include your name, current address, e-mail, phone number and years you participated with Capital Cheer!

We hope that you will join us for the Capital Cheer Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 against our rival Otterbein on Homecoming weekend! More details to come…

The Capital University cheerleaders are an integral part of CU Spirit, the University, and the community. Capital cheerleaders take pride in promoting school spirit, encouraging positive crowd participation at CU events. CU Cheerleaders are excellent ambassadors for the University and participate in off-campus performances and events. All squad members are expected to be honest, respectful, have a strong work ethic, and uphold the Capital University brand.


Program Requirements

All squad members are required to attend all practices during the Fall and Spring semesters, and:

  • All home and select away football games
  • All men’s and women’s home basketball games and select away games
  • Games and practices held during semester breaks, spring break, and University scheduled and national holidays
  • Ohio Athletic Conference tournaments
  • Special appearances (on and off-campus)
  • Various athletic, community service, and fundraising events 

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Stunting & Tumbling

Stunting and tumbling skills are very important to the CU cheerleading program. Stunting experience is not required to try out or make the squad, but it is highly encouraged. All current and future squad members are required to have a back handspring (standing or running) and to work on mastering a back tuck (standing or running).

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“Cappy”, CU’s official mascot, is an important member of the CU cheerleading program and Capital University. Cappy can be seen alongside the CU cheerleaders during games and at various campus and community events.

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Tryouts for the 2015-16 Capital University cheer team will be held in April 2016 (more details soon) inside the Capital Center. Tryouts are closed to the public. Any full-time Capital University student and anyone who has been accepted by the University may tryout. 

Please download the information/application packet (.pdf) for outline, requirements and other information regarding the tryout process. 

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For more information, please contact Jennie Phillips via email at

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Jennie Phillips

Capital University Cheerleading Head Coach