GCS Cougarettes

GCS Cougarettes

Welcome to Grace Athletics


All State Honors 2016

1st Team – Sydney Molina

2nd Team – Lexie Terry, Autumn VanBuskirk & Jaelyn Harris


All State Honors 2017

1st Team – Lauren Herman

2nd Team – Landry Fowler & Ellen Ferguson


2018-2019 Cougarettes


Head Dance Captain: Holly Gray


Dance Captain: Emma Burton


Dance Captain: Landry Fowler


Dance Captain: Cameron Snider




Mikala VanBuskirk

Hanna Asbill

Lauren Herman

Anna Burton

McKayla Camp

Lauren Cannon

Mary Margaret Roberts

Hope Warren

Ellen Ferguson

Kenna Flynn

Jenna Woodard

Stephanie Tonjes

Vivianne Wong

Cate Craddock








Tara Hargrove

Tara Hargrove

Assistant Director

Tara, a former TJC Apache Belle, is the spirit program director, coaching the cheerleaders (2012-present), drill team (2015-present) and freshmen pom squad (2007-present). She is married to Justin, a graduate of Grace (Class of ’00), and they attend Green Acres Baptist Church.
Katherine Wood

Katherine Wood

Head Director

Katherine has been working with the freshmen pom squad since 2012 and started working with the Cougarettes in 2015. Katherine grew up in Tyler, graduated from Robert E. Lee, and has been teaching dance since 2009. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married since 2013 and are members of Pollard UMC in Tyler. Katherine and Kevin are parents to two rescue dachshunds, Ty and Lizzie.