UT Cheerleader in Spirit Contest

Oct. 20, 2010

Tennessee senior cheerleader Keshia Agazuma has been selected by Athlon Sports for a head-to-head online voting matchup against Alabama's Sarah Coggins in Round 4 of the 2010 Sideline SpiritTM Contest.

Agazuma, a senior biomedical engineering/pre-med major from Nashville, is in her fourth year with the UT spirit squad. Her coach, Joy Postell-Gee, says Agazuma is the perfect choice for this competition.

"As one of only two senior females, Keshia serves our team in an important leadership capacity," Postell-Gee said. "She is a true role model, not only on the field but in the classroom as well."

Voting begins Thursday at 9 a.m. Central time (10 a.m. Eastern) and runs through Monday, Nov. 1, at 11:59 p.m. Central time (Nov. 2, 12:59 a.m. Eastern).

Log onto the Athlon Sports website at www.athlonsports.com/spirit and create an Athlon Sports account. Fans must have an account in order to vote (it's FREE!). Once logged in using their Athlon Sports username and password, visit the Sideline Spirit section of the site. Account holders can vote for their favorite university up to ten (10) times per day by entering the text, or "captcha", exactly how it appears in the voting box. If they enter the captcha incorrectly, they will not lose their vote and it will not count the vote. Athlon Sports will be monitoring an automated system that will run daily to check for votes cast by a user over the allowed 10 per day.

Any votes over the allowed amount will be deducted from the contestant's vote totals.

Also selected to go head to head in Round 4 is Florida vs. Georgia.

The Athlon Sports Sideline Spirit Contest is entering its eight year and has proven to be one of the company's most popular programs. Twenty-four universities from across the country are chosen to participate in this contest, which runs from the beginning of the college football season in September until the start of the bowl season in December.

The program is broken-up into six rounds, featuring four universities in each round (focusing on the best school spirit between two rivalry matchups). Visitors to the Athlon Sports website have the opportunity to show their school spirit by voting for the spirit contestant representing their favorite team. At the conclusion of the first six rounds, 12 universities (two pools of six) advance to the semifinal round. Lastly, the final round is held after the Thanksgiving holiday and consists of two universities going head-to-head for the championship title. The only way to advance to the semifinal or final rounds is to be the highest vote getter in each round.

Click here to view a PDF version of the bracket.

The spirit contestant representing the winning university will be featured in the 2011 Athlon Sports College Football annuals and her squad will receive $2,000 in cash, a Panasonic Camera, Panasonic Video Camera and a Panasonic TV.



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