Every summer, cheerleaders make the exciting and unforgettable journey to their UCA summer camp destinations. Before you arrive to camp, you may try on uniforms, get new shoes, shake a pom or two, but it doesn’t quite sink in until you step foot into the gym and hear those 5 words… “LET’S MEET THE UCA STAFF!” You may ask yourself, who are these upbeat and smiling strangers?
Whether you’re 2011 UCA summer camp adventure is over, or months away, you can still get to know some of our top instructors from across the country by following them on Twitter! Below you’ll find out everything you want to know about these tweet friendly instructors, including their official UCA staff Twitter names. Follow them, share some tweets, and let the conversations flow! Let’s go!
Billie Sue Roe, originally from Appleton, WI has been on staff for 9 years. She cheered at and graduated from Morehead State University. Her favorite part of being on UCA staff is having a friend in every state and being a part of a very large extended family that has given her the opportunity to grow by learning and teaching others. Her absolute favorite part of camp is Game Time Class! Billie Sue adds, “Who doesn't like to yell really loud and throw their hands up in the air?!”
Tayler Easton is from Myrtle Beach, SC, and has been cheering ever since she joined the local recreation team as a little girl. She currently cheers at Clemson University where she will graduate from in May 2012. Her favorite part of UCA summer camp is Private Coaching because she loves to help teams reach their full potential and enjoys working with them one-on-one. She loves being on UCA staff because it’s not just a job, it’s a family! She can't imagine life without UCA!
Originally from Lexington, KY, cheerleading has been a huge part of Ryan Martin's life since birth. Her mother is the coach of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School where Ryan cheered and won 5 UCA High School National Championship titles. She currently cheers for the University of Alabama and was a Team USA member in 2011. She has been teaching with UCA for four years now. Her favorite part of being a UCA instructor is being able to travel and share her passion for cheerleading.
Originally from Crandall, TX, Logan grew up in the world of gymnastics and power tumbling as a competitor and then a coach. He became interested in cheerleading after seeing the coed squads at the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech! He has now been working with cheerleaders for about 10 years, including 8 years on UCA, and is now a 3-time World Champion with Team USA! His two favorite things about cheerleading and working for UCA are meeting all the new campers and the seeing energy and enthusiasm campers have for supporting their school. He has also enjoyed opportunities from UCA like traveling and coaching all over the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Australia!
Annie Cummins is from Joshua, TX and is currently a student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. (GO FROGS!) This is her 4th year on staff and 10th year of cheerleading. Her favorite part of UCA summer camp is Private Coaching because she motivates campers to work hard and after all their determination, the bonding experience of putting together the final routine is exciting to share with them. And of course, Annie loves to stunt. What she loves most about UCA Staff is the love and welcoming feeling you get from everyone that wears the official blue and gold. Annie says, “I could not be surrounded by better people.”
Scott Borgmier cheered at the University of Kansas (KU) for 5 years, graduating with a degree American Studies focusing on Pop Culture in 2010. Now, Scott is entering his second year as the Assistant Cheerleading coach at Kansas. In his time at KU, the teams he was on and worked with, garnered much credibility in the cheerleading world while also earning four Top 10 finishes at UCA College National Championship in the last six years. Scott has worked in many areas of the Midwest, instructing, leading, and teaching cheerleading to all ages, while continuing to help grow the sport of cheerleading.
You can also follow: @UCABrittney, @UCACourtney & @UCAShaunJones! And don't forget to follow @UCAupdates & @VarsityUpdates on Twitter, too!