San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg and did an outstanding job. They came home with three gold superiors ribbons for sidelines, cheer, and extreme routine. On game day, they walked away as “extreme routine champions.” They also received third place in cheer and were named STUNT champions. Members of the award-winning squad are: pictured in no particular order, Jasmin Marroquin (captain), Angelin Cruz (co-captain), Chloe Estrada, Mariah Garza, Alysha Nuñez, Janet Paz, Raven Rios, Brianna Rodriguez, and Nayeli Rodriguez.
Two members of the squad – Jasmin Marroquin and Mariah Garza – received All-American honors, affording them the opportunity to travel to Houston, Texas, to participate in the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The VMA cheerleaders perform under the direction of coach/sponsor Isabel De La Cruz and assistant coach Kay Marquez-Rojas.