St. Cloud State University Cheerleading

The purpose of the St. Cloud State (SCSU) Cheer Team is to proudly represent St. Cloud State University and support Husky Athletics by spreading husky pride at games, events, and other activities both on SCSU campus and in the greater St. Cloud community. The SCSU Cheer Team makes an effort to develop both the physical technique and life skills of its members through coaching, bonding, and practicing together.

The SCSU Cheer Team is a sponsored student organization under the Department of Campus Involvement (DCI). The DCI area of Spirit Groups includes both the SCSU Cheer Team and SCSU Dance Team.  

SCSU has four cheerleading squads: Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Hockey. Together these four squads create the SCSU Cheer Team and work together towards a shared purpose.

Cheer SCSU Football
Cheer SCSU Hockey
Football and Basketball Cheerleading Squad


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Hockey Cheerleading Squad


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Cheer Team Tryouts (Football/Basketball and Hockey)

Tryouts for both squads will occur in early September. Look for the Cheer Teams at Mainstreet on September 3 or contact our coaches for more information!

Contact Coach Ewins at for the Football/Basketball Cheer Team or Coach Festler at for more information about the Hockey Cheer Team.



The SCSU Cheer Team has a great staff of coaches committed to competitive and academic success.

Makenzie Ewins is in her second year as coach of the Football and Basketball squads. Makenzie comes to us with more than 10 years of experience in cheerleading, most recently as captain of SCSU’s football and men’s basketball squads in 2012-2013. She is a 2013 graduate of SCSU with a degree in Spanish and a minor in teaching English as a second language. Makenzie can be reached via email at

Jana Festler is in her second year as coach of the Hockey Cheer squad. Jana was a 4-year Hockey Cheerleader and graduated from SCSU in 2012 with a degree in Business Marketing. She can be reached at

Alicia Shuman is serving as assistant coach for the Hockey Cheer Squad. She has served as a SCSU Cheer Team member on both the Football and Hockey squad and a captain for the Hockey Squad in 2012-2013. Alicia is currently completing her bachelor's degree at SCSU. She can be reached at

Program Advisors:

Hallie Rathbun,

David McCandless,

Cheer Team

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