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The Saint Mary's Cheer Team
Release: Sunday 06/23/2008 
by SMC Athletics
Saint Mary's Spirit Team

The Saint Mary's College Spirit Team is a combination team of dance and cheer. The team performs dance routines at halftimes and timeouts and cheers during timeouts and on the endlines during men's and women's basketball games. They cheer at other home games as well including soccer and volleyball. The Spirit Team also works within the community-- attending events with the College, reading to children in the community, and performing at children's birthday parties.  

How To Join The Spirit Team
Tryout dates for the 2015-16 team has been concluded.

The typical Spirit Team roster is comprised of 12-16 members.  The program's director is Cassandra (Gutierrez) Nguyen, a former San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush member.

The Spirit Team is expected to attend all practices, games and events assigned. They travel with the men's and women's basketball teams to the West Coast Conference tournament and NCAA tournament (when applicable). Because of the highly demanding schedule, members of the Spirit Team must be able to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and balance and coordinate all schedules and potential missed class time. Members of the Spirit Team are seen as the face of the College at games and events and must emanate the mission of the College.

Want the Gaels Spirit Team at Your Child's Birthday Party?
The Spirit Team will teach the kids the SMC Fight Song routine, perform the Fight Song routine and/or a dance routine, facepaint and/or apply SMC tattoos for kids, and perform a birthday cheer. Cost is $50 (4 members, up to 2 hours). Fund raised will go towards the Spirit Team Fund.

Spirit Team Director:
Cassandra (Gutierrez) Nguyen at
Hank Stern, Asst. AD for Marketing and Promotions,