The new members and 13 returners who are looking to defend their 2016 open pom title. The 20-member team include students from Iowa and Wisconsin and representatives from 11 high school dance programs from throughout Minnesota.
“We selected an extraordinarily talented group of women,” said Coach Morgan Hanenberger. “They have tremendous experience on very successful high school and college teams as well as strong dance studio backgrounds. This group stands out as students, as leaders, and as dancers. They really are the cream of the crop.”
The new members include:
- Laura Martin, Garden City, Iowa
- Deidre Cuno, New Richmond, Wisconsin
- Emily Harmening, Marshall; Erin Johnson, Nowthen
- Kenzie Perrier, Prior Lake
- Katelyn Vineski, White Bear Lake
- Katie Guenther, Rochester
These seven new members join 13 returners from St. Cloud State’s 2016 National Championship-winning Dance Team. The returning team had a 3.37 combined GPA in fall 2015 while committing to a rigorous practice schedule and participating in dozens of events on campus and in the St. Cloud community. They brought home the Huskies Dance Team’s first national title by winning the Open Pom division at the 2016 Universal Dance Association Nationals in Orlando, Fla.
- Captain Brittany Whittaker
- Captain Andrea Sampson
- Captain Cassie Reimann
- Strength and conditioning coordinator Jenna Gregor
- Samantha Sawyers
- Sara Robbins
- Taylor McIntyre
- Hanna Venteicher
- Maddie Gregor
- Caitlin Gillet
- Emily Cunningham
- Jenna LeMair
- McKenzie Anderson
“Our seven new members have so much potential,” said Coach Megen Rosvold. “The talent and drive these women possess pushes our returners to step up, as well. Our whole squad has bought into the championship mindset, and I am beyond excited to get the season started.”
Also selected to the team are two returning members, Jacqueline Fransway, Eden Prairie and Korissa Glynn, Spicer, who will participate in the fall performance season but will not be part of the Nationals roster.
“Our expectations for this season are very high because everyone on this team knows the importance of accountability,” Rosvold said. “We know what we can achieve if we work, if we push each other, if we believe in each other. That drives all of us to be the best version of ourselves. Winning another national championship is a lofty goal, but it is completely within reach for this group.”
The Huskies Dance Team is coached by Morgan Hanenberger and Megen Rosvold ’13. Hanenberger earned her third National Title in 2016 after previously coaching North Dakota State University to titles in 2012 and 2013.
— Coach Megen Rosvold
Rosvold was a member and captain of the Huskies Dance Team from 2009-2014.
The Huskies Dance Team represents St. Cloud State at athletic contests and community events throughout the year in addition to performing at area high schools and participating in UDA Competitions.