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HBCUs Make History at the National Cheer Association Championships


In a groundbreaking achievement, Texas Southern University (TSU) led the charge for HBCUs at the National Cheer Association (NCA) Championships, securing a national title and making history. Among the 12 HBCUs that participated in the prestigious event, TSU's cheer squad emerged victorious in the Cheer Spirit Rally Division I, marking the first time an HBCU has claimed a national title in the competition.

But TSU wasn't the only HBCU making waves at the championship. North Carolina A&T State University showcased an impressive performance in the Intermediate All Girl Division I, earning a third-place finish with a score of 96.31. Hot on their heels, Florida A&M University clinched the fourth spot with a score of 94.63.

Other HBCUs that ranked in the top 20 in the Intermediate All Girl Division I included Alabama A&M University, Bethune-Cookman University, and Morgan State. Meanwhile, Bowie State University secured the 11th place in the Intermediate All Girl Division II with a score of 89.32, while Edward Waters University followed with a score of 82.96.

Southern University's cheerleaders also demonstrated exceptional talent at the NCA Championships. The team advanced to the Intermediate Small Coed Division I finals on Friday, ultimately finishing third with a score of 93.76. Close behind, fellow SWAC squad Jackson State University finished fourth in the same category.

Additionally, Alabama A&M University and Bethune Cookman University reached the finals of the Intermediate All Girl Division I. Tennessee State University also made a noteworthy appearance, advancing to the Intermediate Small Coed Division I.

This year's NCA Championships highlighted the incredible skill and dedication of HBCU cheer squads, with Texas Southern University's historic win paving the way for continued success in the future.

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