Jill Ferguson and Rose Ann Martinez founded the dance team in 1992, and over the past 22 years, the team has shed the title of the “Owlettes” to become the Rice Owls Dance Team. From the very beginning, the team has choreographed and performed their own dances at basketball games, and has recently expanded to performing at Football, Basketball, Soccer, and many other athletic event. In 2010, the team welcomed Emily Reichenbach as head coach to help with organizing and choreographing. With her help, the team has doubled its members and performances, and has begun competing at the national level.
For more information about the history of the Rice Owls Dance Team, please see this Thresher Article from 1993!