The UMBC Varsity Cheerleading squad performs at all home basketball games. The team consists of 15 to 20 members and is open to females and males. The team is chosen through spring and fall tryouts. The cheerleaders generally do not travel to events off campus with the exception of the America East Conference basketball championships. The squad is coached by Shelly Ringgold. Ms Ringgold has an extensive background coaching cheerleaders and is also a world class fitness competitor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.