Rally Cats

The Rally Cats dance team is comprised of 22-27 full-time (12 hours or more) students at Clemson University. Like all student-athletes, Rally Cats are required to attend all classes, 3-4 practices, 2 morning workouts, and numerous appearances/performances each week. Being a member of this team is a significant commitment from August to April of each year. The team performs at all home football and basketball games, numerous soccer and volleyball games, and various other university and athletic events throughout the year. It is our goal to support and represent our university, athletic department, and community as much as we possibly can.

AUDITIONS: Auditions are held in April of each year, at which dancers are required to perform technical skills in addition to jazz, hip hop, and pom routines. The team is carefully selected by a panel of qualified judges scores based on technique, performance, school spirit, and private interview. Each member must re-audition each of her four years of eligibility and no position is guaranteed year to year. Audition Prep Clinics are not required, but are highly encouraged in order to properly prepare for April’s tryout. Links to register for prep clinics & auditions can be found below.

TEAM OPPORTUNITIES: Team members are afforded numerous opportunities to travel to football bowl games/championships, postseason basketball tournaments, and other special events. The Clemson Rally Cats also have the option to compete at NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championships each April in Daytona Beach, FL. There are no out-of-pocket expenses as a team member. All uniforms/gear and travel expenses are covered by the University. In addition, partial scholarships are provided for 22 team members.

CONTACT: Coach Leslie Spearman –




AllisonWijntjesSophomoreDavidson, MD
AmandaComptonSeniorGreenville, SC
AnnaNewtonJuniorClemson, SC
AshleyJonesFreshmanMyrtle Beach, SC
AshleyCookJuniorLouisville, KY
BlaireHarrisSophomoreClemson, SC
ChloeSouthmaydSophomoreOak Ridge, TN
ChristyVogelSeniorEasley, SC
DelaneyCranshawSophomoreLexington, SC
EllieCampbellFreshmanMarion, OH
ErinNationSeniorBirmingham, AL
HopeHarvardSeniorPowdersville, SC
IsabelleJahnkeFreshmanElk Grove Village, IL
JataeBryantSeniorNorth Charleston, SC
JohannaDavisSeniorIrmo, SC
JordanColeFreshmanRingoes, NJ
KeeganBeaneSophomoreEasley, SC
LoganMartinSeniorLexington, SC
LoriCribbSeniorGeorgetown, SC
MalloryFloresSophomoreRichmond, VA
MattieLeeSophomoreBelmont, NC
NaDyaGambleSophomoreGreeleyville, SC
ScottlynCloningerSophomoreBelton, SC
SophiaButlerFreshmanColumbia, SC
SummerGallmanSophomoreColumbia, SC
SummerGandyJuniorColumbia, SC
TaraMooreJuniorPowdersville, SC

Leslie Spearman
Head Coach
Clemson Rally Cats
Education: BS Health Science, Clemson University 2014
Currently Enrolled: MS Athletic Leadership, Clemson University 2019
Former Clemson Rally Cat (2010-2014) and Carolina Panthers TopCat during their SuperBowl 50 season (2015-2017).