UAB Spirit

Have you ever painted yourself green and/or sprinkled yourself with gold dust in preparation for a football game? Have you ever wanted to? Of course you have. Now’s your chance. Or lose the paint and wear a band hat with one of those fuzzy things instead—UAB offers plenty of ways to get behind the Blazers and show your school spirit.


UAB Marching Blazers

Marching Blazers

As a musically inclined Blazer, you can get on the field as part of the Marching Blazers. The band plays at all UAB home games, travels with the team once or twice a season, and plays at festivals throughout the Southeast. They get the spirit started with their pregame show and keep it going through halftime—no student can resist that rumble when the drum line kicks up. (And how about that thing where the whole band runs out in this huge, unformed mass, and when they stop, they’re making some really cool formation? We love that thing.)

Pep Band

Bartow Arena is a rather tight space for marching, but the Blazer Pep Band is there to bring spirit to men’s and women’s basketball games. On a crisp winter night, there’s nothing like the squeak of basketball shoes, the roar of the fans, the thoop of the T-shirt cannon, and the unrestrained rocking out of the Pep Band bringing it all together.

(Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh, hey! Duh-duh, duh-duh, duh-duh-duh duh-duh-duh-duh-duh, hey! Duh-duh, duh-duh, duh-duh-duh…)




There can be only one. Fuzzy yet fearsome, UAB’s costumed mascot puts the Blaze in Blazers at UAB games and campus activities and community events. We know Blaze could totally breathe fire if he wanted to—he just doesn’t want to scare the kids.

Blaze Scholarships - $2,250

Email for more information on becoming Blaze.




Cheerleaders and Golden Girls

If you’ve got rhythm but you don’t exactly have music, UAB’s cheerleaders and Golden Girls are an opportunity to get out there, energize the fans, and shake it like Polaroid pictures aren’t actually meant to be shaken. (Guys, too—less shaking it, more lifting girls over their heads with one hand it.) On the sidelines or on the field, the cheerleaders and Golden Girls are always a hit.


  • Cheer Scholarships - $2,250
  • Golden Girl Scholarships - $1,450

Recruiting forms

Calling all former UAB Cheerleaders, Golden Girls and Mascots! Join our Alumni Facebook group today to stay up to date on all Homecoming events, performances and progress throughout the year!
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2014-2015 Cheerleaders 2014-2015 Golden Girls
 Summer O’Field
 Lauren Fleming
 Sherea Knighten
 Lexus Beal
 Emily Darwin
 Anna Parrish
 Alexis English
 Fredreka Goodgame
 Bailey Albritton
 Jessie Johnson
 Cara Crumpton
 JJ Ranson
 Summer Blasingame
 Taylor Hayward
 Caton Bennett
 Kristen Gardner
 Kayla McDowell
 Austin Ford
 Tony Ledwell
 Tyler Linzer
 Korbin Henderson
 Courtney Hall
 Megan Aenchbacher
 Tina Maenza
 Sheridan Pike
 Stephanie Irving
 Kate Douglas
 Allie David
 Katrina Smith
 Libbi Scott
 Alana Nelson
 Anna Sims
 Olivia King
 Whitleigh Moore
 Breana Richardson
 Emilee Anders


Tryout Dates

Golden Girls: April 17-18
Cheerleaders: May 15-17
Blaze: June 12-13

Required tryout applications

Step 1:

Download and print the appropriate application form, Assumption of Risk Form, and Coach's Evaluation Form.

Step 2:

Attach the following information to the three above referenced forms:
  • A photograph (will not be returned)
  • Copy of most recent school transcript with GPA
  • UAB acceptance letter or current UAB registration
  • Photocopy of proof of health insurance (front and back side of card)

Step 3:

Bring all required items as well as a $25 tryout fee to the first night of tryouts.

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Clinic Info

UAB Cheer and Dance Team Clinic

On Sunday October 11, the UAB Cheerleaders and Golden Girls will be hosting a Fall Skills Clinic for high school students that will focus on learning new skills, perfecting technique, and learning the fight song.

Cost is $45 for high school students and $20 for current UAB Students. Please bring a completed waiver and payment to the Campus Recreation Center at noon for registration. The clinic will run from noon-4 p.m.

Group Discount for 10 or more people from your team/gym/studio - $25 per person

UAB Cheer and Dance Team Clinic Waiver

Contact Athletic Team Support

Phone: (205) 975-5376
Fax: (205) 934-8070

Physical Address:
Campus Recreation Center, Room 190

Mailing Address:
1501 University Blvd., Room 190
Birmingham, AL 35294


Ryan Martin
Spirit Coordinator
190 Campus Recreation Center
(205) 975-5376