The University of Evansville Purple Aces Cheer Team is on the hunt for new members to get fans hype at both men's and women's basketball games, along with other athletic events.

The squad will hold tryouts for the 2016-2017 season on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Carson Center on the University campus. Tryouts are open to both men and women interested in joining the team.

Cheerleaders are more than just pretty faces, they put in hours of work keeping themselves in shape in order to execute the routines they perform at sporting events. For the Purple Aces Cheer Team, their involvement goes beyond the court, or field of play, they're also active members of the Evansville community as stated on their website:

The UE cheer squad does much more than just cheer on the Purple Aces, however, as the cheerleaders have represented the University and the athletics department in both the community and in national and regional competitions throughout the years. The UE cheerleaders take part in various University events and have assisted with numerous community programs throughout the years.

If you or someone you know is interested in trying out for the team at the upcoming tryout, you must bring a completed Tryout Waiver, which can be found on the team's webpage.

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