DCC Alumni Spotlight – Melinda May Seibert
Melinda (May) Seibert became a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader 1981 and cheered for three years under the direction of Suzanne Mitchell. I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and we instantly felt a bond! Her time as a cheerleader was incredible, and she had so many awesome stories and memories to share. Melinda grew up singing and dancing at her aunt’s dance studio in Texas. She attended college at Texas A&M where at that time they didn’t have cheerleaders. Once May graduated, she knew the next step in her dance career was auditioning for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!
Being the first Aggie to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader was not the only title May held on the team. She achieved many more accomplishments and excelled at her job. From being a 3 year show group member, 1st and 2nd Leader, cover of the calendar, invited on 5 USO tours AND point of the triangle in some pregame performances and shows, it’s simple to say that May was an outstanding ambassador. Her years spent with the Cowboys were busy but during her second season, it took a brief pause because of the NFL Strike of 1982. Even though it was a year of uncertainty, she shared that the team continued to practice every night, making sure they were always prepared and game day ready. Alongside Judy Trammell, Melinda went on to be a leader her 3rd season. From Christmas shows in Korea to tours in Greece, she left a lasting legacy as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
During her third year as a cheerleader, May met her husband David! After 35 years of marriage, they have 3 children and reside in Waco,Texas. May currently serves as the Vice President of Development for Waco Tours, where she gets to use tools she learned as a DCC to be an amazing ambassador and impact the lives of others.
Throughout the interview, we created such a special bond. We both shared our love for helping others, encouraging our teammates, and representing something bigger than ourselves. Looking back on her years as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Melinda recognizes the great appreciation she has for the Cowboys Organization and every life lesson she learned on her journey.