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Shine on the GCU Club Spirit Team!

Come find out about our sport at our 2021-22 Informational Meeting:
Thursday, September 16th
Bldg. 1 (Engineering Building)
Room 205

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

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Friday 02/11/2022 ASU Stunt Tournament Tempe NA TBA
Saturday 02/12/2022 ASU Stunt Tournament Tempe NA TBA
Sunday 02/13/2022 ASU Stunt Tournament Tempe NA TBA

GCU Club Spirit Roster

  • Reagan Ball
  • Haylee Emanuel
  • Elle Grow
  • Madison Hitchcock
  • Chloe Holm
  • Lesley Kraniger
  • Madyson McGuire
  • Savannah Satallante
  • Bethany Schmidt
  • Corinn Tarbell
  • Rosalind Williams

GCU Spirit Club Coaching Staff

Alex Messana

Head Coach
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Alex Messana is entering her third season as the head coach of Grand Canyon University Club Spirit for the 2021-22 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 US All Star Federation (USASF).

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