In the CIAA, the competition between cheerleaders is often just as fierce as it is between the teams on the court. Ashlea’ Blair and Shaquel Dials, members of Johnson C. Smith’s Luv-A-Bulls cheerleading squad, have both been selected to the All-CIAA Cheerleading Team.
Blair, a junior from Greensboro, has been chosen for the second-straight year. Dials, also a junior, was selected for the first time.
Luv-A-Bulls adviser Peggy Lide praised Blair for her techniques.
"Ashlea' is a very competitive cheerleader that never gives up," Liles said. "Not only does she have great jumps and kicks, but her motions are sharp and precise.”
Lide touted Dials for her leadership and enthusiasm.
"Shaquel has demonstrated great leadership skills, a lot of pep, and is always ready to entertain the fans," Lide said. "Cheerleading is a definite priority in their life."
Blair and Dials will be recognized at the CIAA Tournament on March 1.