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Working Hard, Raising Spirits

Top collegiate athletes don’t have to clunk helmets or make three-pointers; sometimes, elite athletes wear big hair bows and take a 15-foot spinning plunge into their teammates’ arms. Cheerleaders Caylin Cannady and Maggie Grappe often devote around 25 hours a week during football season to training and fitness. “And then we have school,” says Grappe, a pre-med student. “It’s a lot.” Grappe...