Category 5: Spirit Programming Board

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About Us

Category 5 is the Spirit Programming Board focused on preserving and implementing traditions related to sports and spirit at the University of Miami. It represents the student body and is the link between the Athletic Department and the students. Category 5 focuses on improving the in-game experiences for students to promote love of Alma Mater and cultivate supportive, notable and fun student sections. Through student-to-student communication, watch parties, giveaways, away trips, and events hosted in conjunction with Athletics, Category 5 aims to foster an infectious culture within the student body dedicated to supporting our ‘Canes!

Meet the Board


Val Velasco

External Vice Chair

Michael Warrell

Internal Vice Chair

Shelby Thomas


Hailey Burke


Kyle Mastoloni

Olympic Sports

Olivia Ostermann

Olympic Sports

Lindsey Ritter


Zachary Labkovski


Andrew McNaney

Marketing/Graphic Design

Sarah Schoening


Gianna Sanchez

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