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The Roar of the Jaguars Introduced Tomorrow

The Roar - the Jacksonville Jaguars 2001 cheerleading squad - will be announced and introduced tomorrow at ALLTEL Stadium. The squad is made up of 36 women, including 23 who were on the squad last year. Auditions for the 2001 squad began on March 18 at Arts Triumphant Dance Conservatory when close to 200 women completed the first round of auditions. Selections of the final 36 members of the squad were made on April 1, 2001.

The 2001 members of The Roar are:

Tisha Daniels, a 28-year old senior rebate analyst from Washington State who has been dancing professionally for 2 years (3rd year)

Hollie Pratt, a 28-year old wife and mother of a 6-year old and 3-year old from Jacksonville who is a dance instructor and has 23 years of dance experience (1st year)

Jessicamarie Hurckes, a 23-year old wife and mother of one son from Jacksonville who has 20 years of dance experience and 10 years of singing experience (2nd year)

Michelle Morter, a 21-year old from Subic Bay, Philippines who is an account executive who has attended FCCJ and UNF majoring in pre-med and has 9 years of cheerleading experience (1st year)

Phillipa Jones, a 31-year old assistant director of nursing who is married, a graduate of the University of Florida, plans to get a dual masters degree and is originally from Nassau, Bahamas (6th year)

Tiffany Bowen, a 20-year old from Guam and a student at St. Johns River Community College with a 2nd degree black belt in martial arts (1st year)

Stephanie Tanalgo, a 19-year old FCCJ student, planning to major in computer information systems and a Jacksonville native with 10 years of dance experience (2nd year)

Tena DeSalvo, a 22-year old student, former Orlando Magic Dancer and featured cheerleader in Oliver Stone's motion picture, Any Given Sunday (3rd year)

Lauren Jacobs, a 20-year old licensed cosmetologist for Pazazz hair designs and has been dancing since the age of 3 (2nd year)

Donna Windsor, a 32-year old Jaguars inaugural cheerleader from Starke who is married and works as an inside sales representative for Unisource with 23 years of dance experience (7th year)

Amanda Matthews, a 21-year old from Jacksonville and is an executive assistant who will receive her AA this fall and will be transferring to FSU to pursue her bachelors in elementary education (2nd year)

Leslie Poyer, a 21-year old native of Jacksonville who is employed by Homeside Lending as a loan specialist and has 19 years of dance experience (3rd year)

Melissa George, a 21-year old UNF student from Orange Park who has 15 years of dance experience (3rd year)

Heather Butler, a 19-year old from Anchorage, Alaska who is a student at UNF majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice, a member of the UNF theater club and Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity (1st year)

Melanie McAlister, a 20-year old from Middleburg who is a student at St. Johns River Community College majoring in biology and has 9 years cheerleading experience (3rd year)

Joanna McLean, an 18-year old student who will be graduating from Baldwin High School in May and has 15 years of dance experience (1st year)

Samantha Schueler, an 18-year old from Naples, Florida who will be graduating from Ridgeview High School in June, has 14 years of gymnastics experience and was a member of the 1998 Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Team (1st year)

Jeannine Orange, a 29-year old graduate of FSU and works as a social worker (4th year)

Shannon Smith, a 23-year old graduate of Clemson University with a degree in speech and communications studies who has a blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do (1st year)

Nicole Rogers, a 19-year old from Tallahasse who works in customer service and plans on becoming an elementary school teacher when she completes her degree (2nd year)

Dale Butler, a 24-year old Jacksonville native who is a student at UNF planning to major in pharmacy (5th year)

Michelle Pierce, a 25-year old service team representative with Merrill Lynch Trust Company and the mother of a 6-year old daughter (5th year)

Mindy Crews, a 19-year old student at FCCJ majoring in insurance management and is a trained singer (1st year)

Amanda Markland, a 19-year old FCCJ student from Jacksonville who has been dancing for 16 years and is now the ballet director at No Limits Dance Studio (1st year)

Callie Spurling, a 21-year old student at UNF majoring in primary education who has 15 years of dance experience (3rd year)

Joni Collins, a 21-year old senior at Flagler College majoring in Spanish and business who plans to obtain another degree in nursing and a masters in midwifery (1st year)

Denea' Wood, a 19-year old from Clewiston, Florida who is a student at UNF with 16 years of dance experience and 14 years of cheerleading experience (2nd year)

Katie Costlow, a 20-year old student from Orange Park who will graduate from UNF in December with a BA in English, she plans to enroll in law school next fall (3rd year)

Joyletta Finley, a 21-year old student from Opelika, Alabama majoring in nursing and has 13 years of dance experience (4th year)

Rachel Starnes, a 20-year old student who is majoring in sports medicine and physical therapy and has 15 years of dance experience (2nd year)

LaShan Simmons, a 25-year old health care coordinator for HIV AIDS patients in Duval County and a graduate of UNF (2nd year)

Amy Michelsen, a 22-year old from Jacksonville who is a student at UNF and has 18 years of dance experience (3rd year)

Laura Dobbs, a 20-year old from Starke who is employed by the Stellar Group and is a part-time student at FCCJ majoring in marketing and advertising (3rd year)

Lindsay Layton, a 22-year old from Orange Park, who is a student at UNF and will be graduating in December with a bachelors in business management (2nd year)

Alexandria Jones, a 20-year old UNF student from Jacksonville with 4 years of dance experience (2nd year)

Amy Weakley, a 23-year old law student at Florida Coastal, a loan specialist and a former national rhythmic gymnast from Jacksonville (4th year)

Robin Valetutto, cheerleading program manager and choreographer from Dallas, Texas and a former NFL cheerleader of the Kansas City Chiefs (7th year)

Christy Stechman, 1st year cheerleading program administrative assistant from Jacksonville and a former Roar cheerleader who was a member for three years (4th year)

Game Day Alumni Volunteers and Field Staff, Stephanie Archibald, Jennifer Cox, Kim Grinestaff, Kimberly Valetutto, Robin Simmons, Kim Pierce, Pam Goodrich and Renee Scott.

The Roar is an integral part of the Jaguars entertainment package during all home games. Under the direction of Robin Valetutto, these professional cheerleaders captivate Jaguars fans with their explosive, high-energy routines. When not on the playing field, members of The Roar serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars by participating in various community and charitable events throughout Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Our leading ladies also spend time entertaining our United States troops internationally.

The Roar of the Jaguars are sponsored by Health South, Arts Triumphant Dance Conservatory, Gold's Gym, Tan USA, Shoe Carnival, Liz Claiborne Shoes, Casablanca Beauty and Day Spa and VENUS Swimwear.

The squad's 2001 debut will be at the Jaguars preseason opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 10, against the Carolina Panthers.

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