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Davidson Cheer Earns Top 5 Spot at Nationals

by | Jan 17, 2022

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DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson Wildcat spirit program competed and placed Top 5 in the nation over the weekend at the UCA & UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, hosted at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Their score of overall score of 90.40/100 in semi-finals 89.03 in their finals routine earned them fifth place in the Small CoEd Game Day Cheer division. 

“I am so proud,” Head Coach Kaylee Smith said. “This is the super bowl of college cheerleading. There is no bigger stage to compete on at the collegiate level. These athletes have grown so much and have truly learned the competitive aspect to their sport. We made significant changes on Thursday, less than 24 hours prior to Semi-Finals, and still competed two perfect, zero deduction routine. These athletes are hungry for more and I am excited to see the direction this program is moving in.” 

Davidson was one of 19 programs to qualify for semi-finals and one of 10 to advance to finals. The team is scored on four different aspects: situational sideline chant (30 points), fight song (30 points), a timeout routine (30 points) and a separate overall score (10 points) for a total out of 100 points. Davidson performed a zero deduction routine in semi-finals before heading into finals. The University of Delaware took the top spot at the competition. 

For more information about the Davidson Spirit program and/or are interested in cheering at Davidson, click here. Connect with the Spirit Program on Instagram (@davidsoncollegecheer). 

1. University of Delaware
2. Costal Alabama CC
3. Hofstra University
4.The University of TRGV
5.Davidson College
6. Northern University University
7. Drury University
8.Northern Arizona University
9. Linfield University
10.Tusculum University

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