Contact: Nancy George

June 5, 2006

SMU Pom Squad Wins Nationals:
The Colony Resident Coaches Award-winning Team

DALLAS (SMU) — The SMU Pom Squad won the 2006 national championship in the open division of the Chick-Fil-A cheer and dance collegiate competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Colony resident Lori Lewis coaches the 12-member team.

The squad’s two-minute jazz/hip-hop routine topped 5,000 other dancers who entered the competition. It was the first time the squad participated in the national competition.

The squad, part of SMU’s spirit team, performs at SMU football and basketball games. Lori Lewis is coach. For 2006 football and basketball schedules visit

Caption: The SMU Pom Squad celebrates after winning a national competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. near the beach after their win. From left to right: Lori Lewis (coach), Amy Reese, Jordan Johnson, Jil Feltham, Emily White, Kelly Yadauga, Leeann Merry, Aly Wilson, Brittany Zaboski, Megan Sheehan, Jessica Dipiazza, Jordan Harwell, and Missy Mooty.