Trinity Valley Community College


100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

Brad Smiley, Athletic Director
Kris Baumann, Associate Athletic Director

Benny Rogers, Sports Information Officer
Lucy Strom, Athletic Coordinator

1989 Cardinal Cheerleaders
Posted: 7/17/2013 10:19:38 AM

The Cardinal cheerleaders were the first junior college team to make its way into the National Cheerleaders Association national championships.

Five years after the college won the right to compete nationally, the 1989 team was the first TVCC cheer team to win a national trophy.

The TVCC Cheerleaders were the first junior college team to win it all and take the NCA national title.

Team members were Lisa Apple, Willy Bibbs, Kristy Boyett, Craig Callaway, Craig Dickerson, Lisa Dunson, Melanie Dyer, Kelly Gilliam, Chris Griggs, Chris Hendershott, Rob Henderson, Scott Lamontagne, Susan Manning, Russell McCoy, D’Ann Whitsell, Dianna McFarland, Jenny McMilliaon, Jeff Wolpa.

The coach was Connie "CJ" Russell, who was inducted into the hall of fame in 2008.