Malvern Daily Record

Lady Warrior ‘Big 3’ cheerleade­r’s Kratz, Lee and Chastain ink NLI

- By Gerren Smith

DONALDSON — A trio of topnotch student-athlete Ouachita Warrior cheerleade­rs signed a National Letter of Intent to further their careers at prestigiou­s in-state universiti­es. Ouachita Warrior cheerleade­rs Riley Kratz, Madison Lee and Julianne Chastain all celebrated their shining moments on signing day Tuesday at the Ouachita High School Gymnasium. Kratz signed to cheer at Ouachita Baptist University, while Lee and Chastain inked NLI to join Henderson State University Reddie cheer team.

These standout Warrior cheerleade­rs helped Ouachita earn success during cheer competitio­n season in the fall. Ouachita finished productive­ly during cheer competitio­ns hosted at Lake Hamilton and El Dorado and finished third place overall at the Arkansas Associatio­n Activities State Cheer Championsh­ips in Hot Springs. Ouachita competed in the Game Day Team Championsh­ips in the 1-2A Division to finish as one of the overall top cheer teams in the state.

During summer cheer camps, Kratz, Lee and Chastain each earned accolades to excel with Ouachita’s team to prepare for their upcoming competitio­n season under the direction of head coach Amy Fulmer.

Finishing this year’s competitio­n season with success, Fulmer is proud of these three standout cheerleade­rs and value their hard work and dedication as devoted team members of Ouachita.

“I am so excited to continue my cheer career at OBU! Even though I have only been a cheerleade­r for one year, I absolutely love it and can’t wait to make memories with my new squad.” —Riley Kratz

“I am beyond excited to start cheering at HSU! I have always wanted to be a cheerleade­r. I have loved cheering throughout high school. I’m so excited to continue my career at HSU! Go Red!” —Madison Lee

“I am so excited to start cheering for HSU. I’m nervous about cheering at a much bigger school, but I know it will be a great experience! I am also ready to cheer for football for the first time. Go Reddies!” —Julianne Chastain

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Photos by Gerren Smith

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