UNH Cheerleading Places Second Overall at NCA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The University of New Hampshire All-Girl cheer team finished with a program high score of 9.175 and a repeat 2nd place title Friday afternoon in the 2011 NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship Finals. Kennesaw State University took home the championship title with a score of 9.388.
UNH earned the top score in day one of competition, which marks a first for the program; but, could not edge out the defending national champion in the finals.
"We hit our routine and took no deductions. I'm very proud of this team and all they have accomplished. We have improved incrementally each year and have proven for the last four years that UNH Cheerleading is a viable and competitive, national-level program," said first-year head coach Jackie Briggs. Briggs is a former UNH cheerleader and has been the program's assistant since 2008.
Try-outs for 2011-12 cheer squad will be held on May 15 at the Field House in Durham, N.H. For more information, click here.
1. Kennesaw State University, 9.388
2. University of New Hampshire, 9.175
3. Towson University, 8.979
4. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 8.535
5. Central Connecticut State University, 8.348
6. Niagara University, 8.300
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