Nashville, Tenn. -- Athlon Sports has selected Leslie Lahti from the University of Tennessee to represent her school, community and the Southeastern Conference in round four of this year's Sideline Spirit Contest. Voting for round four begins Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23. No registration is necessary to vote and there is no limit to the number of times a person can vote.
The Athlon Sports Sideline Spirit Contest is entering its fifth year and has proven to be one of the most popular programs on our website. This year's sponsor, JVC, adds broad national exposure and promotion for this competition. At least 32 spirit contestants from across the country will be chosen to participate in this contest, which runs from the beginning of the college football season in September until the national championship game in January.
We break up the program into four rounds, featuring seven cheerleaders or dancers in each round (one from each BCS conference and one non-BCS representative). Visitors to our website get the opportunity to show their school spirit by voting for their favorite spirit contestant. Lively message boards bring out the very best in school spirit and the rivalry of college sports. At the conclusion of the regular season, spirit contestants advance to our championship round, which is held during the bowl season. They can advance to the championship round by either getting the most votes in her round OR getting the most votes in her conference. The winner of the championship round is titled the overall winner of the contest.
The winner will be featured in the 2008 Athlon Sports College Football annuals and her squad will receive $1,000, plus 2 JVC Camcorders, a 42-inch LCD JVC TV and a JVC Portable Kaboom Box.
For more information, visit www.athlonsports.com/spirit.