Cheerleading: The Most Dangerous College Sport?


Who would have thunk it? The most dangerous women’s high school and college sport!

Much of the focus is on cheerleading’s physical toll. It is the most dangerous sport for female college athletes, accounting for 71% of serious injuries, disabilities and fatalities. – The Economist 

Approximately 66% of all catastrophic injuries in either high school or college female athletes occur due to cheerleading accidents. Cheerleading has resulted in one death per year, on average, from 1991 to 2015. – Very Well Fit

George W. Bush: The 43rd President of the United States was not only a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Skull and Bones, and the rugby team in college; he was also a cheerleader at Yale University.
Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President was a cheerleader at Eureka College in Illinois as well as a member of the football team and captain of the swim team.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The 32nd President of the United States, was a cheerleader while at Harvard College in 1900 through 1903. Later he developed acute symptoms of Polio in 1921 at the age of 39.


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