The Duke Blue Devils cheerleaders are the cheerleading squad for Duke University. As you would expect, Duke cheerleaders are some of the most academic cheerleaders in the country. The Duke cheerleading program is comprised of two teams, the Blue Squad and White Squad. The blue squad performs at home and away football games, along with home and neutral site men’s basketball games. The White Squad, meanwhile, performs at home football games and home and neutral site women’s basketball games.
Each Duke cheerleading squad is comprised of 12 female members.
“We are dedicated to providing unwavering spirit, energy, tradition, and excellence to Duke Athletics, the student body, and to those whom we reach outside of and within the Duke community. We are the proud faces of Duke University Athletics and we carry this pride year-round wherever we go as representatives and ambassadors of this highly regarded program,” the school’s website states.
The program is lead by head cheerleading coach Alayne Rusnak, who first joined the athletic program in 2007 when she served also served as head coach of the Dancing Devils.
Duke White Squad Roster
Duke Blue Squad Roster
The Blue Squad is currently with the men’s basketball team during their journey in the Big Dance which has led to a Sweet 16 matchup with No. 11 seed Syracuse. The Blue Devils entered the 2018 NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional and have scored victories over No. 15 seed Iona and No. 7 seed Rhode Island.
During the regular season, Duke finished with a 28-7 record and the No. 9 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll.