[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW2vw8kIh54&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] The Elon University cheerleading team welcomed an unofficial member this basketball season. Five-year old Ava Matheny, daughter of Elon head men's basketball coach Matt Matheny has been suiting up in maroon and gold, and melting the hearts of Phoenix fans throughout Alumni Gym. "Its cool after games just to see people say I watched your daughter and she's the cutest thing in the world," Coach Matheny said. Ava got her start in cheerleading in November after spending the last few years watching from the stands. "After a few years of sitting in the stands, she decided she wanted to try [cheerleading]," Ava's mom Jennifer Matheny said.