St. Joseph’s Academy senior Kelsey Richard has been selected as a member of the 2015 University of Southern Mississippi Dixie Darlings dance line.

Richard, 17, is the daughter of Brant and Toni Richard.

Known for their high kicks, precision and strut, the Dixie Darlings have been part of the USM tradition since 1954, a release from the university said.

Inclusion to the team includes class credit and scholarship funds, the release said.

Richard plans to study nursing at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, university.