She did what? Even for cheerleaders, transferring from one major rival school to another is a big time no-no. That certainly applies to Georgia and Georgia Tech, but one brave cheerleader recently made the jump. Sidni Vaughn will cheer for the Yellow Jackets this fall after leading Bulldog fans last season. Why? For starters, she felt that Georgia Tech would give her a better opportunity to gain experience in her aspiring field of physical therapy. As an added bonus, her boyfriend also happens to be the kicker at Georgia Tech.
Vaughn insists, however, that she did not make the switch from Athens to to Atlanta because of David Scully. She says she is not “some lovesick girl that followed him to Tech,” but did admit life will be easier.
“It feels like everything fits better together,” Vaughn told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I think it’ll be a lot better because I can truly support him and be happy with what I’m doing.”
What is perhaps most surprising is that the Georgia Tech cheerleading squad has been very receptive to Scully joining them. She said she was prepared to deal with hate messages via Facebook or other forms of social media but to this point has not seen any. If cheerleading is to be considered a real sport, the Tech squad is going to have to show a little more passion than that. If nothing else, at least make her the water girl for the day or something.
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