Meet The Guard!


AmaAma Adams

Ama is our flag section leader!

Ama is a 20 year old Junior from Ava, MO majoring in Social Work. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her second year with the UCM Guard! In the future she wants to become a Stay-At-Home Mom! A fun fact about her is that she loves sloths! She Chose Red because of the small class sizes that allow for great teacher/student interactions and the beautiful campus!
EmileeEmilee Bridgeman

Emilee is our weapon section leader!

She is a 20 year old Junior from Washington, MO majoring in Professional Photography. She has been spinning for 5 years and is a Scholastic A WGI Finalist (2015) from her alma mater of Washington High School! This is her second year spinning with UCM! She hopes to one day become a winter guard photographer. Emilee Chose Red because many people in her family also attended school here!

Follow Emilee on Social Media!
Instagram: @emma_bridge97
EmmaEmma Shenefield

Emma is our movement section leader!

Emma is a 19 year old Sophomore from Overland Park, KS majoring in nursing. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her second season spinning with UCM! In the future she hopes to become a pediatric nurse. A fun fact about Emma is that she loves to do Sudoku Puzzles in her free time. She Chose Red because her brother attended school here and it isn't too far away from home!
LexieLexie Loy

Lexie is our PR/Social Media Leader!

Lexie is a 21 year old Junior from Valencia, CA majoring in Instrumental Music Education with a minor in Chemistry. She has been spinning for 6 years and this is her third year spinning with the UCM Guard! In the future she hopes to become a middle school teacher either teaching Orchestra or Chemistry! A fun fact about Lexie is that she has been playing the violin since she was in fourth grade. She Chose Red because the music and teaching programs here are amazing!

If you see the UCM Guard post from Instagram and Snapchat, a lot of the times it is Lexie so don't be afraid to reach out and talk to her!
KathyKathy Fisher

Kathy is a 21 year old Senior from Kansas City, MO majoring in Elementary Education! She has been spinning for 7 years in this is her fourth year spinning at UCM! In the future she hopes to become an elementary school teacher. A fun fact about Kathy is that her favorite animal is a cow. She Chose Red because the education program here is awesome and she isn't too far away from home!
VeronicaVeronica Lewis

Veronica Lewis is a 22 year old Junior from St. Louis, MO majoring in Family and Consumer Science. She has been spinning for 3 years and this is her first year with the UCM Guard! In the future she hopes to become a FACS teacher! A fun fact about Veronica is that she is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc (Alpha Delta chapter) and she love Minions! Veronica Chose Red because UCM is one of the only schools in Missouri that offers her major and UCM is a very welcoming and great school to go to!
CassieCassie Dykstra

Cassie is a 19 year old sophomore from Wentzville, MO majoring in nursing. She has been spinning for 5 years and this is her second year spinning with UCM. When she graduates she wants to work as a travel nurse. She loves to travel, read, and hike.

Follow Cassie On Social Media!
Instagram: @cassiedykstra
BayLeeBayLee Yazell

BayLee is a 20 year old Sophomore from Blue Springs, MO majoring in Pre-Med. She has been spinning for 5 years and this is her second year with UCM Guard! In the future she wants to become a Pediatric Neurosurgeon! BayLee loves dogs and loves to travel. When it came to Choosing Red there was no question for her, she loves it here at UCM!


JessicaJessica Steckmest

Jessica is a 19 year old Sophomore from Kansas City, MO majoring in Criminal Justice! She has been spinning for 6 years and this is her second year spinning at UCM! When she graduates she hopes to become a Crime Scene Investigator or a Detective. A fun fact about Jessica is that she was a competitive swimmer in high school! Jessica Chose Red because UCM has a great Criminal Justice program and because it is close to home.
MeganMegan Sparks

Megan is a 19 year old Sophomore from Lee's Summit, MO majoring in Biology/Pre-Vet Medicine! She has been spinning for 6 years and this is her second year with UCM Guard. In the future she wants to become either a Vet Technician or a Zoo Keeper! Some fun facts about Megan are that her natural hair color is blonde, she grew up in California, and she is obsessed with Disney, video games, and Corgis! She joined the UCM Guard because she wanted to keep spinning after high school and compete in winter guard at the collegiate level.

Follow Megan on Social Media!
Instagram: ucm_guard_girl2017
SadieSadie Adkins

Sadie is a 19 year old Sophomore from Excelsior Springs, MO majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her first year spinning with the UCM Guard! When she graduates she wants to go on to work with juveniles. A fun fact about Sadie is that she is ambidextrous! She Chose Red because she has had family go to school here and it is close to home!
BethBeth Rhoads

Beth is an 18 year old Freshman from Lansing, KS and she is currently an Open Option major at UCM. She has been spinning for 5 years and this is her second season with the UCM Guard! In the future Beth hopes to become an ER Doctor. Some fun facts about Beth is that she has 11 siblings, and she loves the outdoors but hates bugs. She Chose Red because it is close to home, she loves the UCM Guard, and the campus and class sizes are perfect for her.
MaddieMaddie Benz

Maddie is an 18 year old Freshman from St. Louis, MO majoring in Criminal Justice. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her first year spinning at UCM! When she graduates she hopes to go on to become an FBI Profiler. A fun fact about Maddie is that she was a competitive Irish Dancer for 5 years! She Chose Red because the campus and class size is perfect for her!
BriBri Bolen

Bri is an 18 year old Freshman from Hillsboro, MO majoring in Accounting! She has been spinning for 3 years and this is her first year spinning at UCM! When she graduates she hopes to become a Certified Public Accountant. Fun facts about Bri are that chipmunks are her favorite animal and her favorite video games are the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. She Chose Red because when she first saw the UCM Guard perform in 2015 she decided to look up the school, and fell in love with both!
AshleyAshley Burns

Ashley is a 19 year old Freshman from Kansas City, MO majoring in International Business. She has been spinning for 3 years and this is her first year spinning at UCM! When she graduates she hopes to start a non-profit to help fight homelessness. Ashley loves coffee, hammocking, spending time with her friends and family, and competitive swimming. She Chose Red because her mom went to school here and she loves the campus!
KelleyKelley Collins

Kelley is an 18 year old Freshman from Kansas City, MO majoring in Mass Media/Broadcast Journalism. She has been spinning for 3 years and this is her first season spinning with UCM! She hopes to one day become a TV Producer! She Chose Red because she loves her degree program and UCM has such a fun and welcoming environment!
WhitneyWhitney French

Whitney is an 18 year old Freshman from Clinton, MO majoring in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in Child & Family Development. She has been spinning for 3 years and this is her first year with the UCM Guard! When she graduates she wants to work as a SLP for a school because she loves working with children. Fun facts about Whitney is that she loves photography and her favorite show is Friends! She Chose Red because she wanted to be able to stay close to home while going to school.
SarahSarah Galloway

Sarah is an 18 year old Freshman from Staley, MO majoring in Emergency Care. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her first year spinning with UCM Guard! In the future she hopes to become a Paramedic! Sarah loves murder shows, The Office, and her two pet dogs. She joined UCM Guard because she loves to spin and wanted to continue with guard after high school!
AbbiAbbi Gierer

Abbi is a 19 year old Freshman from Jefferson City, MO majoring in Early Childhood Education. She has been spinning for 3 years and this is her first year spinning at UCM! In the future she hopes to become a Kindergarten Teacher! A fun fact about Abbi is that she has been in dance classes since she was 4 years old. She Chose Red because UCM is well known for its awesome education program!
KaitlynKaitlyn Kent

Kaitlyn is an 18 year old Freshman from Raymore, MO majoring in Drafting and Design Technology. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her first with with the UCM Guard! Kaitlyn loves to read and draw. She Chose Red because UCM has an awesome technology program!
KatKat McCormack

Kat is an 18 year old Freshman from Warrensburg, MO majoring in Anthropology. Kat has been spinning for 6 years and this is her first season spinning at UCM! She joined the UCM Guard because she watched the Marching Mules perform and love the energy they gave off during and after their performance and wanted to be a part of it!
LindseyLindsey Schmidt

Lindsey is an 18 year old Freshman from St. Louis, MO majoring in Health Science/Pre Physical Therapy. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her first year spinning at UCM! In the future she wants to become either a makeup artist or a physical therapist that travels with DCI! Lindsey loves doing her makeup, skiing in Colorado, and playing with her dogs. She Chose Red because she fell in love with the campus after a campus visit, it's not too far away from home, and because of the UCM Guard!
AutumnAutumn Schrameyer

Autumn is an 18 year old Freshman from St. Charles, MO and is an undecided major. She has been spinning for 4 years and this is her first year spinning at UCM! A fun fact about Autumn is that she loves to watercolor paint! She Chose Red because it has a nice campus, friendly people, and great programs!