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Shine on the GCU Club Spirit Team!

Grand Canyon University’s Club Spirit is a competitive club that accepts all new members. Whether you have never cheered or you are the best of the best, this team is for you!

GCU Club Spirit usually practices two to three times per week throughout the academic year. Practices include game-day material, company routines and tumbling class.

Some cheerleaders want to cheer in college, but fear it would be too much on their plate. GCU Club Spirit gives you the opportunity to pursue your love of the sport and have that competition team feel but without rigorous practices. Our goal is to provide a fun, safe environment where members can grow and continue their sport.

Pay your Spirit Club dues here.

GCU Spirit Club Schedules

Showing 2019-2020

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 12/07/2019 APS Light Parade Phoenix NA ATTENDED
Saturday 02/01/2020 AIA Spiritline State Championship Chase Field - Phoenix NA ATTENDED
Sunday 02/09/2020 JAMfest - The Cactus JAM Phoenix Convention Center 9:00 AM ATTENDED
Saturday 03/28/2020 CHEERSPORT - Phoenix Grand Championship Arizona State Fair - Phoenix NA CANCELLED

GCU Spirit Club Roster

  • Evie Armstrong
  • Taylor Baines
  • Reagan Ball
  • Jaylyn Bogle
  • Lauren Bolken
  • Angel Dickerson
  • Ashley Hamel
  • Jaelynn Hubbard
  • Shaleigh Marx
  • Troy Sanchez
  • Bethany Schmidt
  • Kelsey Tuttle
  • Lauren Webb
  • Rosalind Williams

GCU Spirit Club Coaching Staff

Alex Messana

Head Coach
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Alex Messana is entering her first season as the head coach of Grand Canyon University Club Spirit team for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Prior to arriving at GCU, Messana was the head coach of cheer at Glendale Community College. Messana has coached all age levels of athletes. Messana has coached and choreographed routines at various local Phoenix area schools. During her tenure at North Pointe Preparatory she led her coed team to 2014 AIA Overall State Spiritline Championship in the Coed Division II, and followed that season with AIA Runner-Up Coed Division II.  Messana has experience in all-star cheer as well. She was a co-owner of Arizona Heat All-Stars for three years where she helped to rebuild the program as the Gym Director. In addition to her coaching experience, Messana has been a judge at various Arizona cheer competitions, including judging for the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Messana has been certified by The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA), National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and The U.S. All Star Federation (USASF).

Messana graduated in 2016 from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Management.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband Steven, and their two year old son Connor.