Cheer Squad invites Opponent’s Cheerleader to Cheer with Them at Basketball Conference

This past Friday, Wichita State and Loyola University women’s basketball teams faced each other in the Missouri Valley Conference in St. Charles, Missouri.

But due to midterm conflicts, there was only one Loyola cheerleader that could make the trip to cheer on her school’s basketball players, Maddie Kenney.

Once the Wichita cheerleaders saw that Kenney was by herself, they immediately invited her to join them – and even got to be tossed around!

Shocker Cheerleaders performing with a Loyola Cheerleader at #MVCStCharles.

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Kenney said that she initially thought that the Wichita cheerleaders were kidding, but during the first time out, some of the male cheerleaders put her in a stunt!


Kenney told The Wichita Eagle,

“It was absolutely incredible and it really meant a lot to see the sportsmanship Wichita State displayed … It’s our job as cheerleaders to encourage and spread team spirit, so it’s really awesome we had the opportunity to do it together.”

What a wonderful story that once again shows how much love, acceptance and sportsmanship is instilled into cheerleaders! Way to go, Wichita State!


We made some new friends today! 💛🌾🏀

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