Cheerleading Squad, Rice University
From left to right: Albert Kidd, Lou Bertch and Bill Neal. Originally called yell leaders, cheerleading started in 1916. The squad was male-only until 1953. In April of that year, Jane Ryba, Joan Ryba, and Carolyn Thomas were elected as the first female cheerleaders.
Three uniformed members of the Rice University cheerleading squad, posing together. From left to right, Albert Kidd, Lou Bertch, and Bill Neal. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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