Testudo, the diamondback terrapin, is the official mascot of the University of Maryland and the core of Maryland’s spirit and pride! Testudo supports the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and all of the University’s varsity sports teams.
The following mascot candidates that have made it through the first round of Interview Tryouts. If your number is below, please contact the Spirit program trainer, Allie Boll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let her know that you are a new member of the mascot program and would like assistance in setting up a physical and sickle cell test. You will be contacted directly by Coach Little about the additional next steps once you get your physical.
**Participants: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Testudo is available for appearances both on and off campus. For Testudo appearance information, please e-mail: TerpsMascot@umd.edu. Proceeds generated from all appearances help fund the mascot program.
Students interested in trying out to be Testudo for the 2012-2013 school year must tryout via video. The video submission deadline is October 1, 2012 or until 50 applications are received. To apply, follow the steps below.
1. Download the tryout application by clicking HERE
2. Complete the Mascot Tryout Application and film the Video Tryout Elements.
3. Load your video to YouTube.
4. E-mail your application and the link to your video to: TerpsMascot@umd.edu
5. Tryout results will be posted by Monday, October 1 at www.marylandcheerleading.com.
|Strong candidates must be responsible and exhibit strong time management skills as he/she will be expected to work events unsupervised.|
|Candidates should be athletic and in good physical shape.|
|Candidates must be FUN! We look for charismatic, outgoing individuals.|
|Candidates must have a free schedule and must be willing to make the mascot program their top priority. Being Testudo is a huge honor and requires a lot of time, dedication, and hard work.|
Video Submitted Tryouts
*Note - No medical documentation is needed to participate in video submitted tryouts this year.