Cheer Guru

YUMA, Ariz. – Adrienne Noriega had exciting news for the Arizona Western College cheer team this week. She earned a spot with the Universal Cheer Association that hosts camps nationwide. Noriega is a part of the Arizona staff, and she will be teaching high school teams on technique and stunts.

“UCA is basically the guru of the cheer world,” said AWC Spirit Team coach Tiffany Minnick. “They put on cheer camps that we go to, and Adrienne will be helping high school teams on their techniques and stunts that they can take back to their schools.”

On top of that, Noriega will be trying out for the University of Arizona team in two weeks. Adrienne has spent the past two years cheering for the AWC Spirit Team

The Spirit Team traveled to USA Collegiate Nationals in Anaheim earlier in the year from February 23-25. AWC’s Alyssa Adkins and Kade Kottenbrook took first place in the Partner Stunt competition.

The AWC Spirit Team is hosting cheer and dance clinics for any incoming AWC students interested in trying out for the team. Clinics are Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. in GYM 115. Likewise, the cheer team is hosting FREE community clinics on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. Head to the AWC Spirit Team page for more information.

Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma. AWC leads the state in enrollment growth over the past 10 years and handed out more than 2,300 certificates and degrees in 2016-17.

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