SMU Spirit Squads

SMU Spirit Squads

The Southern Methodist University Spirit Squad members are full-time students who dedicate their time, energy and athleticism to support Mustang Athletics. If you are looking for a nationally ranked school with an up and coming athletic program to cheer for...SMU is your place!

The SMU Spirit Squads travel to destinations across the country. The squads attend bowl games, the American Athletic Conference and the NCAA basketball tournaments. Additionally, the cheer and pom squad travels to Daytona Beach, FL, to compete at the NCA/NDA College Nationals every year where in April 2018 the cheer squad won their third consecutive championship (Intermediate Division I) and the pom squad placed in the top ten.

Beyond support SMU Athletics SMU Spirit enjoys helping out the SMU Community and doing appearances in the area. The SMU Spirit Squads have made special appearances for the PGA and Payne Stewart, the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, Lonestar Park, Texas Motor Speedway and many more. Appearances have also been made on behalf of benefits such as Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, National Night Out, the Mayor's Summer Reading Program, Pepsi Kid Around, and the North Texas Food Bank. Additionally, the cheer squad has traveled to California to perform for Aaron Spelling, former SMU Cheer captain, and the casts of 90210, Melrose Place, and 7th Heaven.

SMU is the birth place of modern day cheerleading. Lawrence Herkimer who originated the pom-pom, the spirit stick, the Herkie jump, and founded the National Cheerleaders Association, is an SMU alumnus cheerleader.

For additional information about SMU Spirit squads, please contact Tiffany Fettinger at 214-768-1500 or




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  • Request SMU Cheerleaders, SMU Pom Squad, Peruna and his handlers and Human Peruna appearances by contacting
    See guidelines. No appearance requests are accepted during final examinations. 

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