SWOSU Holding Tryouts for Pom Squad and Mascot

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University spirit squads will have tryouts on Monday, August 29, on the Weatherford campus.

All female students with dance experience are invited to tryout at 8 p.m. in Rankin Williams Fieldhouse. All energetic and spirited students are also invited to audition for the role of Mascot Brandy the Bulldog. Tryouts for the mascot begin at 7:30 p.m.

Applications can be picked up from Pam Nichols in the SWOSU Athletic Department, located in Pioneer Cellular Event Center Room 237.

Nichols said mascot candidates will be evaluated on creativity, school spirit and enthusiasm by performing various expressions, scenarios and freestyle dance. No skit or props are needed.

Pom squad candidates will be evaluated on technical skills such as leaps, pirouettes and fouettes. A short sideline routine of 2-4 eight counts will be taught for auditioning. Tryout applicants must audition in appropriate dance wear with a collegiate, game-day appearance.

For more information, contact Nichols at 580.774.3068 or pam.nichols@swosu.edu.