In 1967, seven young women were selected to make a new addition to the USC
spirit scene. The next year, these girls walked out onto the field of the Los
Angeles Coliseum to cheer on the Trojan Football team to victory. This was the
beginning of a prestigious tradition at the University of Southern California –
the USC Song Leaders make their debut. The Song Leaders play an important role
in the spirit and pride of USC. These USC cheerleaders perform at numerous
events, including rallies, alumni functions, weddings, and sporting events such
as basketball, football and volleyball. Resplendent in their white uniforms,
cardinal and gold pom-poms at their sides, the Song Leaders have an unmistakable
presence. Recently, they were recognized for their accomplishments by being
voted Best Cheerleaders in America by Sports Illustrated Magazine . In the recent past the squad's captains were the proud recipients of the All-American Cheerleader award.
USC Song Girls at Boot Camp
The USC Cheerleaders practicing hard at Lake Tahoe
The 2005 USC Song Girls
USC Cheerleaders Relaxing in Hawaii
The USC Trojans won the college football national championship in 2004, and went to the national championship game in 2005. They are frequently a top contender in the Pac 10 conference (now Pac 12) and make it to the Rose Bowl often (2007-2009). How do they get players like Reggie Bush? Well, these cheerleader photos must have helped (even though we now know that rules were broken to maintain their dominance).
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