SELINSGROVE, PA - Destinee Monasterio, of Union, is a member of the 2019 - 2020 cheerleading squad at Susquehanna University.
Monasterio is a Neuroscience major in the Class of 2022 and a graduate of Union Catholic Reg High School.
The Susquehanna cheerleaders, under the direction of head coach Collette Bender, are skilled in dancing, gymnastics, and stunts. The sixteen-member squad performs at all football and home men's and women's basketball games. The team also distributes four awards yearly: the Angela Gentile Snyder Spirit Award, the Rookie of the Year Award, the Most Outstanding Cheerleader Award and the Coach's Award.
Susquehanna, a liberal arts university offering more than 100 majors and minors in business, humanities, arts and sciences, focuses on intellectual development, global competence and career success. Students develop critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication skills which, combined with internships and research opportunities, prepare them for a lifetime of personal and professional success. The university is recognized nationally for its commitment to off-campus study through the Global Opportunities program. Small classes enable faculty members to serve as mentors, as well as teachers. Ninety-six percent of Susquehanna graduates are employed or in graduate or professional school within months.