Meet our 2016-2017 Executive Board!
President: Talley Ewald
Talley is a Junior majoring in Elementary Education. After graduating from UF she plans to become a kindergarten teacher! She has cheered for over 10 years through all-star, high school, and collegiate cheerleading. Talley also has experience as an all-star coach for 4 years. During her senior year of high school she was the captain of her cheer team and won 2 State titles throughout her 4 years of high school. Talley is a main base for UFCC and is an amazing tumbler too! We are so lucky to have such a dedicated and committed team member as our president.
Vice President and Fundraising Chair: Taylor Kelley
Taylor is a sophomore majoring in Health Science on the Pre-Med track. When Taylor graduates she hopes to become a pediatrician. Taylor is very involved on campus and also participates in a pre-health organization at UF. This is Taylor's second year with University of Florida Competitive Cheerleading and she is a secondary base. She has been a cheerleader for a majority of her life, cheering for Extreme Allstars from kindergarten to sixth grade. She also cheered for her middle school scholastic team.
Secretary: Taylor Smith
Taylor is a sophomore majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology on the Physical Therapy Track. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school for Physical Therapy. Taylor has been on the team for two years now and we are so lucky to have her! She is a very strong base and a hard-working member of our team who never gives up. For 15 years she has cheered at the recreational, middle school, high school and collegiate level.
Treasurer: Meredith Huggins
Meredith is a sophomore and this is her second year with the UF competitive team. She is majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a minor in Disabilities in Society. After graduation she plans to go to medical school and pursue her dream of becoming a Pediatrician. Meredith has cheered for 15 years through all star, middle school, high school, and collegiate teams. Her high school team has won 2 state titles as well as placing top 10 at Nationals. Meredith is a strong backspot with experience in other positions as well, making her a strong asset to the team.
Social and Apparel Chair: Jennifer Kanaskie
Jennifer is a sophomore pre-nursing major and this is her second season with UFCC. She hopes to become a labor and delivery nurse after college. Jennifer has been a cheerleader for 6 years as an athlete on all-star, high school, and now collegiate teams. Jennifer is a veteran flyer and works hard to learn new skills. She is a very supportive member of the team and always helps to encourage her teammates.
Head Coach: Nikki Naylor
Nikki is a University of Florida graduate, as well an alumni of the Florida Competitive Cheerleading team. For 14 years she cheered at the recreational, middle school, all-star and collegiate levels. She has 9 years of experience coaching all-star teams. Nikki has been a Varsity All Star judge and USASF safety certified judge the past 4 years. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated coach that pushes us to be our best both in and out of cheerleading.