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Alisha Knowler

Cheerleading & Dance Team Coach

Department: Athletic Department
Phone: 712-279-1621
Office Location: Newman Flanagan 306


B.A., Health Promotion & Wellness Management, Grand View University ('11)


Coach Knowler serves as the cheerleading coach at BCU and is also the school's first competitive dance coach.

Knowler came to Briar Cliff after one year as an assistant dance coach at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.  She helped to lead the Vikings' 2010-11 team to a first place finish in Pom and a second place finish in Jazz at the collegiate state competition and guided them on to a second place finish at regionals and a fourth place finish at nationals.

The 2011 Grand View graduate was a four-year member of the varsity dance team at Grand View, serving as team captain, senior year. In her final year, Knowler led the Vikings to a double first place finish (Jazz & Pom) at state. While at Grand View, she served as a substitute fitness specialist for Take Care Health Systems at Wells Fargo.

Knowler prepped at Southeast Polk High School, where shewas a member of the Southeast Polk RhythAMette Dance Team and served as team captain, senior year. She also danced at the Pat Barton Dance Studio from the age of three through graduation.