Answer: Yes, each squad member meeting requirements will receive a leadership scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in two payments, one each long semester. Requirements include, but are not limited to meeting GPA standards, being enrolled as full time student, and attending games, practices, and appearances.
Answer: Auditions are held in the United Supermarkets Arena (USA) on the Tech Campus. The USA is off of 19th Street and Indiana Ave/Tech Parkway. map
Answer: Any current Texas Tech student meeting tryout requirements is eligible to audition. Incoming Freshman and Transfer students are welcome to audition as well, as long as they have been admitted to TTU. Graduate students are welcome to audition as long as they are enrolled in at least 9 credit course hours.
Students who are accepted into the Summer Gateway Program are allowed to audition, but will not be able to fully participate until Summer Gateway Program requirements have been met and they are enrolled at TTU.
Answer: Typically, between 60 and 70 audition.
Answer: No. Audition sessions are closed to all the general public. Participants will check in each day of auditions. The only portion of the auditions open to the public is the optional open practice held the Friday evening before auditions.
Answer: Texas Tech has one dance squad. The squad performs several styles depending on event. Styles can range from hip hop, jazz, pom, and contemporary lyrical. All of our squad members are technically trained in all genres. Number of squad members varies depending on audition scores & squad needs.
Answer: No. We do not have a certain weight and/or height requirement for squad members. We do ask that all members maintain the appropriate physique, and are able to participate in all activities throughout the entire year.
Answer: Practices are held three days a week for approximately 2-3 hours throughout the Fall. During the Spring semester additional practices are scheduled to prepare for College Nationals. In addition to these scheduled practices, the squad works out with their trainer three times per week. They also practice one weekend in June, a week in July, and a week prior to school beginning in August. Holiday breaks can be shortened depending on practice schedule. Practice schedules vary and are determined by the Pom Squad Coach.
Due to schedule conflicts, Pom Squad members are not allowed to participate in Greek Recruitment activities.
Answer: In addition to the scholarship awarded, all uniform and accessories are paid for by the University. We also provide academic tutoring services as well as a partial on-campus meal plan is also available to squad members.
Pom Squad members maybe asked to fundraise for additional items needed throughout the year.
Answer: The Tech Spirit Program is a part of the Center for Campus Life a division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs.
Friday, May 1*
Open Gym Practice
Saturday, May 2*
Sunday, May 3*
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