Ashley Tisdale: Cheerleading is "Definitely" a Sport

It's been debated for years if cheerleading counts as a sport or not, but Ashley Tisdale says that it definitely should! The former High School Musical star plays a college cheerleader in her new series Hellcats and also grew up cheerleading.

"To anyone who thinks cheerleading isn't a sport, I can definitely tell you that it is," says Ash. As for her own experience with cheerleading, Ashley says, "I was really shy when I was younger and cheerleading helped me come out of my shell." She adds that Hellcats is "dramatic with some great cheers and really good energy. I have a really good feeling about it."

We couldn't agree more!