Comet Spirit Programs


The UT Dallas Cheerleaders is a co-ed team whose primary focus is to elevate school spirit on campus. The cheerleaders can be found leading the crowd in both the fall and spring semesters at women's volleyball or at men's and women's basketball games. They can also be seen at many campus events with special performances during Welcome Week and Homecoming. In April, the cheerleaders compete at the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL.

Cheerleading Tryouts 2019-2020

We are still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 UT Dallas Cheerleading Team.

Please contact Jason Dollar for questions regarding specific requirements, to set up a private tryout, or for information regarding a tryout by video.

Application Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen are eligible to tryout.
  • Transfer students with 2.25 GPA or higher are eligible to tryout.
  • UT Dallas students must be enrolled full-time (9 hours) in order to tryout.
  • All required paperwork (Comet Spirit Physical Examination Form, proof of insurance and application) must be submitted.

Complete the following forms:

Camps and Practices

Camp Information

  • Summer Boot Camp: July 20-23, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (mandatory)
  • NCA College Camp at SMU: July 24-26 (mandatory)

Practice times for Fall semester:

  • Tuesdays 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West
  • Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 p.m. at Cheer Athletics Plano
  • Thursdays 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West

Practice times for Spring semester:

  • Mondays, 1-4 p.m. at Recreation Center West
  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West


The UT Dallas cheerleaders cheer all home games. Home games are generally on:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • Thursday evenings
  • Friday afternoons and/or evenings
  • Saturday afternoons and/or evenings

NCA Nationals

If chosen to represent UT Dallas at the NCA Collegiate National Championship, you will be asked to travel to Daytona Beach, FL the beginning of April. Also, if chosen you may be required to practice during spring break due to the timing of the championship.


Since UT Dallas is a NCAA Division III school, we do not offer scholarships for cheerleading. The University does pay for all uniforms, camp, and travel expenses to games and to the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. Uniform expenses paid for by the University include:

  • Warm-up
  • Shoes
  • Practice gear
  • Uniforms
  • Bag
  • Poms

Cheerleaders at UT Dallas also enjoy priority enrollment, which means you are the first to enroll per semester no matter your classification.

Contact Us

Jason Dollar

Jason Dollar
Head Coach, Spirit Coordinator
[email protected]

Request an appearance for cheerleaders to attend your event.

2019-20 Roster

Jasmine Banks

Reagan Deaton

Shoaib Forooqui

Araceli Ibarra

Noelle Jacobs

Hunter Mancey

Chloe McFarland

Rayshona McPhaul

Asia Nowosiad

Kailey Payne

Zach Rigsby

Alyssa Salinas

Haley Sams

Alyssa Seay

Parker Speich

Mairym Tercero

Jade Thuna

Karla Trujillo

Quan Truong

Shelby Watts

Amber Williams