Linda Karbo is in her 13th season as coach of Michigan State University’s pompon team.
The team, founded in 2005, regular appears at campus events in addition to participating in pompon and dance competitions. It’s a club sport at MSU.
“I started as a athlete in high school in the sport but there was no collegiate team at the time when I attended Michigan State,” said Karbo, who graduated in 2005.
While preparing to graduate, Karbo said she was approached by a few of the girls that she coached while they were younger, who told her they were starting a team. She said she was hesitant to accept the position. It took a second ask before she accepted.