The Wildcat Reign Student Section is looking for new members to help cheer on athletic teams for the 2017–18 school year.
Wildcat Reign, nationally recognized though the National College Student Section Association, is the official student section that cheers on the athletic teams at home games. The NCSSA was founded by students who saw a need for change in student attendance at sporting events on campus.
Wildcat Reign co-founder Trey Jackson, a graphic design major from North Richland Hills, said the group was encouraged to grow Wildcat Reign through participating in the National Collegiate Student Section Association.
“We found the NCSSA online in its early stages and kept an eye on its development for a semester or to see how it grew,” Jackson said. “Then Grant Boone, the Wildcat Reign advisor at the time, mentioned that we should go ahead and join and try to make it to the convention even though it was all the way in Terre Haute, Indiana.”
Jackson also said although they don’t have a national presence like some student sections, people still recognize Wildcat Reign’s name across the country.
“Being a part of the NCSSA automatically elevates the national relevance of our student section,” Jackson said. “That being said, Wildcat Reign doesn’t have the national presence like that of say, The Cameron Crazies. But I think ACU students would be shocked at how many people around the country recognize the name ‘Wildcat Reign’.”
Wildcat Reign president Jalaiyah Chisolm, a sophomore undeclared major from Cibolo, said she wants to provide a consistent Gameday atmosphere for student athletes.
“My goal for Wildcat Reign is to provide a consistent fan base for the athletes just to let them know their school is behind as well,” she said.
Wildcat Reign is open to all students. A membership is $30 and gets you a Wildcat Reign T-shirt, a third-down rally towel, an ID Card sticker, free food at tailgates and access to other activities the club participates in throughout the year.
Anyone interested can contact Chisolm at firstname.lastname@example.org or the official Wildcat Reign email at email@example.com.