UMBC Cheerleading Squad

The UMBC Varsity Cheerleading squad performs at all home basketball games. The team consists of 15 to 20 members. Recently the squad has been all female, but male candidates are encouraged to tryout. The team is chosen through spring and fall tryouts. The cheerleaders generally do not travel to events off campus with the exception of the America East Conference basketball championships held in Hartford Connecticut the first week in March. The squad is coached by Shelly Briscoe. Ms Briscoe has an extensive background coaching cheerleaders and is also a world class fitness competitor. She can be reached at