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The latest news from our organization

May was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In honorof this, we sat down with our own alumni, Suzi Yung Jelinek to chatabout her experience as an Ohio State Cheerleader. Years on the Team: 1968-1971Hometown: Shaker Heights, OHCurrent Hometown: Warrenton, VirginiaProfession: Dentist Suzi’s family is originally from China, and her parents arrived separatelyin the…

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we would like to recognize some of the first Black cheerleaders and athletes to portray Brutus at The Ohio State University. First female Black cheerleader – Bonnie Little, 1973 Bonnie became interested in the sport when she was around 10 years old while in tap, jazz, and ballet classes….

Cheer and Brutus alumni merchandise available now!

Our online apparel stores are now open through February 15. Brutus Link:  https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/brutusal21 Brutus Code: brutusal21 Cheer Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/alumcheera Cheer Code: alumcheera 

Upcoming Board meetings

If you are interested in joining any of our upcoming board meetings, let us know! Email: osucheeralumni@gmail.com.  March 19 from 6–8 p.m. April 23 from 6–8 p.m. May 21 from 6–8 p.m. As a precaution, all in-person meetings are canceled at the Longaberger Alumni House at this time. We will send you an invite with…

Event recap – 2019 Hyper Friday

Big thanks and O-H to our Hyper Friday Captains, JR Buckley and Duane Adams, for leading our Hyper Squad for Hyper Friday: Craig Little, Jan Giangardella, Amy Smith, Ricky Cole, Michael Hagens, David Brentlinger, Wendy Gomez, Keena Rich, Lynn Leitch, and Gordon Rankin. This event generates scholarship dollars for our current Cheer and Brutus Endowments. 

The merging of Cheer and Brutus alumni

What’s up with this “merger” of Brutus and Cheer Alumni?  Brutus and Cheer have naturally been perfect partners throughout our history at Ohio State. As an alumni society, we made assumptions that Brutus alumni could join in as they wanted to cheer alumni activities, specifically our reunion. We realize that it isn’t to the standards…

Honoring our veterans

Alumni cheerleader Matthew “Zack” Vauter graduated from Ohio State in 1999.  After 20 years of successful service, Matthew will retire from the United States Navy on September 24th, 2019. Here is what  Gustavo Medina, a Navy Master Chief, from Commander, U.S. Third Fleets said about him: “Unlike other active-duty members, he has elected not to…

Current Cheer and Brutus student-athletes make history

For more than 100 years, our group has been ambassadors of the university and have built an amazing community. We’re excited to share that for the first time ever, Buckeyes from the Ohio State Cheer and Brutus teams were able to letter as varsity athletes.   The Department of Athletics has decided to retroactively award one varsity…

Vote on the updated constitution

Attention members of the Cheerleading Alumni Society. We’ve made revisions to our society’s constitution. The significant amendment is the name change from Cheerleading Alumni Society to Cheer and Brutus Alumni Society. The name change reflects a more inclusive alumni society for our former members. Review the updated constitution and place your formal vote of approval…