by Frank Maira
Special to Franklin County Free Press
MONT ALTO, Pa. – The Penn State Mont Alto cheerleading squad has named
Kaitlyn Mumma (Greencastle, Pa./James Buchanan) its Cheerleader of the
Month for January.
The award is based on nominations from the team and given to a cheerleader who stands out in her efforts for the month.
Mumma, a sophomore back/base, was nominated by her teammates for her
leadership and guidance, and the consistency she provides for stunts.
“Kaitlyn has been something of a quiet leader, but her teammates and I
have really seen her coming into her own,” said head coach Jennifer
Deinlein. “When she speaks, she’s offering thoughtful guidance. Her
experience and consistency as a backspot is helping our newer stunters
develop, and she also has the versatility to base – and even occasionally fly!”
The Mont Alto cheerleaders cheer at all home men’s and women’s
basketball games and make appearances at community events.
They wrap up a busy 10-day homestretch with the men’s game vs. Penn
State-Shenango on Saturday at 2 p.m., and conclude the regular season
with a doubleheader Friday, Feb. 15, which is Senior Night.