TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Taylor Given was recently named to the 2020-21 Big 10 All-Conference Cheer Team.
Given, a sophomore, was the lone Buckhannon-Upshur cheerleader named to the team of 20.
Robert C. Byrd headed up the team with four selections while Fairmont Senior and Lincoln each had three.
“Taylor has worked very hard to receive this honor,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur cheer coach Christina Nestor. “There was a lot of unknowns this year. The year of COVID-19 had its ups and down but she came to practice and didn’t complain and gave it her all not knowing what the next day, week or month held. I’m very honored to be her coach.”
The Big 10 Conference banquet will be held June 6 where Taylor, along with Dezi Pugh, who was all-conference last year, will be honored.
The 2020-21 Big 10 All-Conference Cheer Team
Taylor Given – Buckhannon-Upshur
Hannah Carpenter – East Fairmont
Samantha Crookshanks – East Fairmont
Tessa Martin – Elkins
Gracie Lamb – Fairmont Senior
Paytyn Neal – Fairmont Senior
Avery Guerreri – Fairmont Senior
Madleyn Countryman – Grafton
Isabella Collins – Grafton
Paige McGee – Lincoln
Katie Swiger – Lincoln
McKinnley Riley – Lincoln
Edith Watson – North Marion
Desiree Knotts – Philip Barbour
Heidi Gidley – Preston
Natalie Stemple – Preston
Alianna Shuttleworth – Robert C. Byrd
Anna Swiger – Robert C. Byrd
Kynzi Waller – Robert C. Byrd
Jadeah Lownesberry – Robert C. Byrd
Coach of the Year – Nathy Janes (Fairmont Senior)