Baker varsity cheerleaders prepare for Capital One Bowl


Baker School's cheerleading Coach Nita Springle, center, is excited that the varsity cheerleading squad will perform Jan. 1 at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando. Pictured with her, from left, are cheerleaders Danielle Holloway, Allison Ramsey, Carson Martello and Samantha Gunter.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 05:14 PM.

BAKER — Baker School's varsity cheerleaders have earned the opportunity to perform during the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day in Orlando.

The Capital One Bowl matches the top post-Bowl Championship Series, or BCS, selections from the Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten Conference.

“It’s exciting … the cheerleaders have worked so hard,” cheerleading coach Nita Springle said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them than I already am.”

This is the first time, in Baker cheerleading history, that the team has been asked to perform at a college football championship game, Springle said.

The Universal Cheerleaders Association, which organized a week-long cheerleading camp in July at the school, sent the invitation.  

After seeing Baker's cheerleaders perform, a UCA representative invited the team for a pregame appearance at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.

“I was really shocked because Baker is such a small school; I thought we would never have this opportunity,” senior Samantha Gunter, 17, said.

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