(Submitted photos)
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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has selected Cassidy Webster as head majorette for the 2012 Pride of the Southland Band Majorette line.

Webster is the daughter of Matt and Eileen Webster of Madison. She is a 2010 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

Webster is a four-time Miss Majorette of Indiana and six-time National Baton Twirling Championship qualifier. She was also a three-time Indiana state diving finalist while in high school.

"Being selected as the head majorette is a great honor and dream come true for me. I chose UT to have this chance and I am surprised to get there in my junior year," Webster said.

"I am very fortunate to twirl with some really great athletes and to be chosen to lead this group is pretty unbelievable. I really appreciate UT giving me this leadership role and the chance to represent them during this football season."

As head majorette, Webster is responsible for the entire majorette line, ensuring members are prepared each week for football game day.

Her responsibility also includes a solo performance each week during half-time in front of crowds of more than 100,000 fans.

Twirling at the University of Tennessee has a storied and rich tradition. Webster's mother, Eileen, was the head majorette at UT in 1982, and has helped several young women in the area pursue their dream to twirl at the college level.

Webster will be a junior at Tennessee and is majoring in logistics and international business with a minor in Chinese. She is a member to the Global Leadership Scholars Honors program in the College of Business Administration.