February 8, 2022
When Senior Ryan Bigley began cheerleading, her goal was to attend a Division I school for cheer.
She succeeded: Bigley will be attending the University of Delaware to cheer and major in biology.
“The first time I watched them compete at nationals, I became interested in cheering there,” Bigley said. “I visited the campus in the summer and loved it. Then later I went to a clinic and got to meet the coaches and the girls on the team and they were all so welcoming.”
Bigely also said the more she watched the team during that visit, the more it felt right.
“I could see the team had a strong bond with each other and that is exactly what I want to be a part of in a college team,” she said. “At that moment I knew that is where I wanted to be.”
Bigley feels that after the Highlanders return from their national competition in Disney early next week, the college choice will all feel more real to her.
“We’ve been so busy preparing for nationals so my mind has been super focused on that,” she said.