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Welcome to the official Texas Cheer and Pom Alumni Network, organized through the University of Texas Ex-Student’s Association. Did you cheer or dance for Texas? Do you still bleed orange? Do your best college memories involve white fringe? If so, you are forever part of the Texas Spirit family.

A single group across ALL decades and ALL teams to support the future of the Texas Spirit Program.

The new Cheer and Pom Alumni Network was created with three main goals:

  • Preserve the traditions and legacy of cheer and pom by engaging and celebrating our alumni.

  • Support current team members and coaching staff with additional resources and scholarships.

  • Create the top spirit program in the country!

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Program Endowment

Goal: $5,000,000

The Program Endowment is critical to the future of Texas Cheer and Pom. The generosity of our Cheer and Pom Alumni will ensure a lasting legacy. The funds raised are used to benefit every member of the program through meals, equipment, updated practice facilities, additional travel resources, and coaching assistance. The general Program Endowment will also provide additional support positions such as a dedicated trainer and nutritionist. 


Scholarship Endowment

 Goal: $2,000,000

The current goal of the Texas Cheer and Pom Alumni Endowment is to provide a $1000 scholarship to every eligible member in the Texas Spirit Program. Scholarships will be awarded each Fall to Co-Ed, All-Girl and Pom members based on funds available from the endowment. 


The 2022-2023 Spirit Program includes 95 student athletes across our cheer, pom and mascot teams. Over the last decade, the scale of the program has expanded to meet the growing demands placed on the spirit program. Beyond practice and cheering games, the team also makes appearances at university, alumni and community events. Just this past year, Texas Cheer, Pom, and Hook ‘Em participated in over 200 events.



Co-Ed is comprised of 28 students, cheering for home and away football games, men’s home basketball games, and most tournament and playoff games. Co-Ed also shows support for soccer, baseball, softball, and other athletic events when needed.


All Girl

All-Girl is comprised of 36 students, cheering for home football games, women’s home basketball games, home volleyball games, and most tournament and playoff games. White squad also supports soccer, baseball, softball, and other athletic events when needed.


Texas Pom

The pom squad supports Texas Athletics as a whole while primarily focusing on Men's and Women's Basketball. The Pom Squad cheers at Football home games as well as Men's and Women's Basketball home games. The squad also travels to select basketball tournaments. Additionally, Texas Pom performs hip hop and jazz routines during timeouts and rallies.



Hook 'Em (Mascot group). The current Hook 'Em group is made up of five talented mascots. Hook 'Em is seen throughout campus at sporting events and University of Texas functions, entertaining the heart of Longhorn Nation. In addition, Hook ‘Em competes each year in UCA College Mascot Nationals.


Texas Cheer and Pom Alumni Board

Executive Director

 Rebecca Haden

Amy Morgan Porter

Vice President
Stephanie Smith Landry

John Porter (interim)

Membership Chair
Alyssa Durrett Reese

Development Chair
MC Fondren Deskins

Alumni Relations Chair
Loyce Bates-Detman

Event Chair
Abby Drake

Scholarship Chair
Morgan Baker Dowell

Communications Chair
Keely Leonard

Martin Luecke

Team Liaison
Blair Brown Taylor

Advisory Board

Gregg Kaminsky

Alyssa Peppers

Jessica Kennemer McCoy

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