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TYLER, August 19, 2014— Following an intensive week of training camp, the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles introduced the team’s 67th line during their annual Formal Announcements program Friday night in Wise Auditorium.
During the program, Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer introduced this year’s 50-member team, the Belles debuted their high-kick routine for the year, and the 2014-15 officers were announced.
Head dance captain is Natalie Hinrichs of Weatherford. Dance captains are Destiny Eaton, Weatherford; Jayda Gray, Grand Prairie; Madeline Jones, Tyler; and Shelby Knox, Garland.
“Formal Announcements is the culmination of the hard work of the first week of training camp and it marks a memorable time in the experience of each Apache Belle,” Schaefer said. “The new freshmen receive their Apache Belle drop, which is the necklace that symbolizes their position as an Apache Belle.”
Formal Announcements is a well-attended event for Apache Belle friends and family as well as former Apache Belles.
“These announcements have been a tradition since the 1980s,” Schaefer said. “They are an emotional and exciting time for every Apache Belle, both past and present.”
The 2014-2015 Apache Belles and Guard rosters include:
Sophomores: Anais Alarcon, Venezuela; Abigail Cook-Saunders, Austin; Bianca DeLeon, Burleson; Destiny Eaton, Weatherford; Allison Germany, Chapel Hill; Jayda Gray, Grand Prairie; Jacy Hinkle, Mansfield; Natalie Hinrichs, Weatherford; Jordan Howard, Red Oak; Taylor James, Houston; Madeline Jensen, Denton; Madeline Jones, Tyler; Shelby Knox, Garland; Rebeckah Markum, Hallsville; Mariah Martin, Arlington; Melissa Matkin, Irving; Danielle Montemayor, Mesquite; Syerra Nelms, Flower Mound; Ashton Rush, Arlington; Hannah Shipley, Lindale; Allison Terrell, Navasota; Lauren Umphress, McKinney; Amanda Urdiales, San Antonio; and Mariana Valdez, Denton.
Freshmen: Brittany Adamcik, Red Oak; Jamie Apoderado, Tyler; Chloe Cabrera, Coppell; Jamilia Carson, Fort Worth; Hannah Chase, Wylie; Ana DeLoza, Carrollton; Elizabeth Dietrich, Denton; Alyson Herberger, Longview; Macy Hill, Waxahachie; Taylor Isaacks, Humble; Dynasti Jefferson, Shreveport, La.; Olivia Johnson, Bullard; Tara LaFoy, League City; Dalia Lopez, Garland; Libby Lowery, Kingwood; Morgan Marquess, Brownsboro; Courtney Moore, Plano; Paola Platero, Houston; Andrea Presley, Longview; Kelley Jo Sawyer, Richardson; Chandler Smith, Gladewater; Courtney Smith, Lewisville; Kirstyn Strand, Weatherford; Alexandria Truemner, Longview; Briana Webster, Irving; and Jaci Wickham, Cypress.
Apache Belle Guard: Ben Heath, West Columbia; Montana Hadin, Sacramento, California; Austin Mann, Tyler; Tobias Drawhorn, Chapel Hill; and Cooper Spurgin, Red Oak.
Athletic trainer is Kourtney Williams from Chapel Hill.
The Apache Belles’ first halftime performance of the year will be in the TJC Apaches season opener against the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Bruce Field in Athens.
For more on the Apache Belles, go to apachebelles.com or facebook.com/apachebelles.
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