Spirit Groups

The Mountaineer

Since the early part of the 19th century, Mount St. Mary's students have been known throughout Maryland and indeed around the globe as Mountaineers. When athletics programs began at the Mount in the latter part of the century, it was only natural that Mountaineers should become a nickname of the school's athletic teams.


Mount St. Mary's University cheerleading is currently an all-girl program performing at all men's and women's home basketball games in addition to selected away games. Cheerleaders serve as ambassadors for the university and are expected to uphold the values of the Mount at all times. Becoming a part of the Mount cheerleading program will provide each athlete with a rewarding college experience by enhancing leadership abilities, communication, confidence, time management, and responsibility.

Please email Coach Ana Ulrich with any questions - ulrich@msmary.edu

Dance Team

The dance team, under the auspices of the Department of Athletics and Recreation, is funded by Recreational Services. Current MSM students may try out for this team in the fall semester. From October through March, the group practices choreographed dance routines approximately three times a week. The Dance Team performs at halftime of some men's and women's home basketball games. Call (301) 447-5290 for more information.

School Songs

"Hail, Mount Saint Mary's"

by Arthur F. Allie '31

Hail, Mount Saint Mary's,
hail, white and blue,
hail, Mountain mother true!
Your loyal children ev'rywhere raise a mighty cheer to you.

Long live your fame in song and story,
Long may your banner wave in glory,

On Mount Saint Mary's, brave and true,
Hail! Alma Mater, hail!
Our loyalty we pledge to you,

Hail! Hail! Alma Mater, hail!