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Where are they now? - Class Notes Extras
December 2008 Issue
Curtis Beall (BSA '47) UGA cheerleader Each year at the annual homecoming game, Curtis Beall runs out onto the field with his fellow UGA alumni. He'd prefer to be doing back flips off of the cheerleader's trampoline, but his requests have been denied. Nonetheless, he is proudly robed in his original cheer sweater, now in its 66th year. It still fits, but it's snug, he says. At 86, Beall is UGA's oldest living male cheerleader. He was elected to cheer for UGA in 1941, after spending a year at Middle Georgia College playing basketball. At that time, the student body voted for cheerleaders instead of having them audition. The November 1942 cover of The Georgia Agriculturist shows cheerleaders Kathryn Rice and "Coot" Beall chasing down a couple of gobblers. "I couldn't make it now," he says. "You have to be a gymnast to make the team now." Beall cheered on the Bulldogs from home in 1943 when they beat UCLA in …
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