Cheerleaders in formation at football game, Rice University
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.
Four Rice University cheerleaders standing on the shoulders of their male team members during a football game at Rice Stadium. Two of them are holding their hands above their heads. Spectators can be seen seated on the bleachers in the background. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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