By Alyssa Pereira

After rounds of competitive auditions and performances, the San Francisco 49ers have finally selected their 2015 Gold Rush squad.

The 40 women selected to make up the thirty-third year of the squad will perform in special events throughout the season, tour with the 49ers team to perform at games, and of course, be photographed for the annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot.

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This year’s auditions were held at Stanford University March 28-April 2, and applicants were judged on dance ability, crowd appeal, showmanship, and individual applications (there is an interview process for final applicants).

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Meet the Gold Rush here at the 49ers website.

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