Wichita State invites Loyola's lone cheerleader to join cheers

Saturday March 14th, 2015

After Loyola University could only send one cheerleader to the Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball tournament, the Wichita State cheerleaders invited the sophomore to cheer with them during timeouts when the two teams played on Friday.

The cheerleader, Maddie Kenney, was the only member of the team who did not have a conflict with midterm exams. Kenney said she initially thought the Wichita State cheerleaders were kidding, but during the first timeout, she was "raised in the air" with the rest of the team.


Shocker Cheerleaders performing with a Loyola Cheerleader at #MVCStCharles.

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From The Wichita Eagle:

"It was absolutely incredible and it really meant a lot to see the sportsmanship Wichita State displayed," Kenney said. "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."

We made some new friends today! 💛🌾🏀

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