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Published 12/5/2005

Owens Express Cheerleading Squad
Performs at Home Menís Basketball Games

Owens Express Cheerleading Squad Area residents will once again be entertained by outstanding halftime dance routines as Owens Community Collegeís Cheerleading and Dance Team performs at home menís basketball games.

Since being founded as a cheer/dance mounting squad in 2001, the Owens Cheerleading and Dance Team has participated in a variety of regional and state competitions, garnering several awards. Such honors include first place finishes at JamFest - Collegiate Open Cheer and the Ohio Cheerleading and Dance Team Championships. In addition, Owensí squad was second at the Cheerleaders of America Open Championship, the Cheerleaders of America Midwest Open and the Ohio Winter Nationals.

"We have a very talented and spirited squad to cheer on the Owens Express this year," said Tracy Lynne Rollins, Owens Cheerleading and Dance Team head coach. "The success our team has achieved the past four years is a credit to the groupís hard work and dedication."

Rollins added, "I expect our squad to build upon previous accomplishments and continue Owensí tradition of cheerleading excellence."

The Owens Cheerleading and Dance Team is led by fifth-year head coach Rollins. A Perrysburg resident, she previously served as a cheerleading coach for nine years at Lake Junior, Bowling Green and Eastwood high schools, and has worked with several area All-Star squads. Coach Rollins also worked with the National Cheerleading Association organizing various cheer clinics throughout Northwest Ohio. Her squads are known for their creativity and have won various awards in all competitions.

The Owens Cheerleading and Dance Team returning members include Brittany Swan of Strongsville (Strongsville H.S.), Heather Placko of Oregon (Clay H.S.), Stephanie Welling of Rossford (Rossford H.S.), Amanda Hill of Bowling Green (Bowling Green H.S.) and Leslie Lane of Perrysburg (Perrysburg H.S.).

First-year performers are Tiffany Miller of Ottoville (Ottoville H.S.), Stephanie Emch of Toledo (Start H.S.), Tiffany Schramm of Rossford (Rossford H.S.), Melissa VanNess of Oak Harbor (Oak Harbor H.S.), Helena Boyer of Genoa (Genoa H.S.), Krista Rakich of Medina (Archbishop Hoban H.S.), Delana Simms of Fremont (Fremont Ross H.S.), Jasmie Pauley of Toledo (Rogers H.S.), Brian Lomeli of Leipsic (Leipsic H.S.), Matt Carrier of Rossford (Rossford H.S.), Scott Miles of Rossford (Rossford H.S.) and Gary Harman of Toledo (St. Francis de Sales H.S.).

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelorís degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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