Laken Hendron is a native of Yorktown, Va., who began her college cheerleading career at Liberty University in 2012 where she was named Rookie of the Year during her freshman season.
As a five-year team member for the Flames, Hendron led Liberty University's second competition team to it's first-ever grand national championship at the 2013 Christian Cheer Nationals. She was also a member of Liberty's women's STUNT team in 2016, who achieved a top-five national ranking, as well as, Liberty's top cheerleading competition team that finished in fourth place at the 2017 UCA College National Championship, the university's highest UCA Nationals finish to date.
Hendron competed nationally in two national partner stunting competitions where she finished in second place at the 2016 UCA College National Championship and in fifth place at the 2016 NCA College National Championship.
Hendron graduated from Liberty in 2015 cum laude with a bachelor's degree in religious studies and a minor in government. Hendron also holds two master's degrees from Liberty, receiving her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition ('17) and her Master of Christian Apologetics ('19). Hendron is currently completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (‘20) at Liberty University.
Hendron's coaching career with the Flames began in 2018, when she helped coach the competition team to it's first ever top-ten D1A finish at the 2019 UCA College National Championship.