Golden Gopher Spirit Squads

2012-13 Mission Statement
It is our mission to uphold the pride and tradition of the University of Minnesota. We will strive to consistently work hard, practice and perform with heart, dedicate ourselves to this program, and above all have fun. We recognize that this program is not built on one person, but our spirit squad as a whole.

Dance Team
As Coaches,

We will INVEST in our student-athletes by holding them accountable and by recognizing that we can prepare them for situations during college and beyond.

We will RENEW our commitment to be organized, consistent, and supportive to make this an exemplary program across the nation.

We will WIN by instilling tradition, respect, dedication, responsibility, and pride in our team and in each other to achieve our goals.

“I am because we are”

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Dance Team
As the 2014-2015 University of Minnesota Dance Team, we will serve as ambassadors to our University. We will wear the “M” with pride and demonstrate good character both on and off the field, while striving to become the best versions of ourselves and our team. We will uphold traditions as we break new boundaries. To raise the bar we will hold each other accountable, buy into all aspects of the journey, and remain committed to our team and University. Got it. One Love.
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As the 2014-2015 University of Minnesota All-Girl Cheerleading Team we will uphold the past traditions of the teams that came before us. We will embrace the present and set new standards for the future. As a team, we will build strong relationships by holding each other accountable on the field, in the gym, and in the classroom. We promise to be ambassadors for the University and always wear the “M” with pride. PRIDE! PRIDE! PRIDE! AG4L
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As the 2014-2015 University of Minnesota Large Co-Ed Cheer Team, we dedicate ourselves to carrying on the traditions of Minnesota by representing the University with pride. By maintaining positive attitudes, we vow to develop ourselves individually and collectively, and by continuously pushing our limits in order to keep raising the bar for future years to come. We will always support each other through dedication and motivation, both internally and externally, keeping always in mind that all accomplishments influence the success of our season. We will start unknown and finish unforgettable. FUEGO! HYGC

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As the Small Co-Ed team of 2014-2015, we promise to always represent the University of Minnesota with pride, integrity, and perseverance. We will be dedicated to developing ourselves both as a team and as individuals by always putting forth our best effort and striving to reach our fullest potential. PRIDE PRIDE PRIDE SC
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Hockey Cheerleaders
As the University of Minnesota Hockey Cheer Team, we promise to create an uplifting and energetic atmosphere at each and every Gopher Men’s Hockey game. As a team, we strive to motivate and encourage each other to maintain the high standards of the U of M Spirit Squad program. As the season progresses, we aim to promote hockey cheerleading as a sport while representing ourselves, our team, and our University with integrity, passion and pride on ice.
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There comes a point in every gopher’s life where he needs to decide what kind of fan he wants to be. For this gopher, that time is now, that time is tomorrow, that time is forever. I dedicate myself to embodying the golden standard of Gopher Nation. I will bring my own brand of excitement and enthusiasm to the biggest and smallest of Gopher games. Not only will I support the U, I will lead it (which sometimes gets tricky when my head is on backwards). But I will persevere. I will preserve traditions of generations past while creating new experiences for the next generation. A smile on every face - cheers for every game. You are my University, and I will be your Gopher.
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Dance Team, Goldy Judged Best In Nation


Minnesota spirit squads once again took top billing at the recent 2017 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

Spirit Squads during 2016 Football Season


Check out photos of the Spirit Squads performing at Gopher football games this season.

Spirit Squad Wins Pom Division


Minnesota's dance team won the Pom division at the 2016 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship.

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