Oakland University Athletics will be moving to a Spirit Squad team in 2017-18 that will combine both cheer and dance. We are taking two teams of incredible athletes and uniting them into one cohesive squad. We want to take the expertise from each of the cheer and dance teams and combine the two into one spirit squad that is a powerhouse of athleticism, talent, and school spirit.

"What we're looking for is a highly energetic add to our game presentation where they will have autonomy to be as innovative and creative as they can be with their performances," Athletics Director Jeff Konya said. "Student-athletes that can help us with marketing and promotions and really be a driving force in our game-day atmosphere through their exceptional routines."

The spirit squad will be focused on fan engagement, community interaction, and showcasing their talents at games in the forms of combined routines and sideline performance and may have competitive opportunities within the Horizon League.

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