Alumna is Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader

Minnesota Vikings Logo and photo of Jacqui
March 24, 2017

Her journey to the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders has been full of a lot of hard work and incredible experiences. 

Jacqui* ’09 has always had a passion for dancing and for challenging herself.  Growing up in Maple Grove, Minn., she excelled in competition and in the classroom, which eventually led her to UMD. Her journey to the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, and most recently, the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, was full of a lot of hard work and incredible experiences. 
Having graduated from UMD in 2009 with a degree in Organizational Management from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics. Jacqui has proved herself not only as a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader, but also as a successful business woman.

“I never expected this would be my path, a professional cheerleader in the NFL,” she stated. Jacqui initially tried out for the team with the help and guidance of her sister who was also a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader (MVC). Her sister’s mentorship was integral in landing that first spot on the team, and through Jacqui's hard work, she has sustained a seven-year cheerleading career auditioning every year. Read more.