Cheer squad places third at NCA championship
The KSU cheer squad blazed into Division I athletics with a third place finish at the 2006 Chick−fil−A Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach‚ Fla.‚ April 8−9.
(Apr 14, 2006) — The KSU cheer squad blazed into Division I athletics with a third place finish at
the 2006 Chick−fil−A Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach‚ Fla.‚
Twenty of the team’s 27 members successfully competed on the floor during the competition‚ executing their carefully planned routine to the beats of Atlanta’s top hip−hop groups.
The Owls finished with an 8.79 score behind winning team University of Maryland (9.31) and second place University of Louisville (9.18). Louisville was the five−time defending champion. The Owls placed ahead of teams from the University of Georgia‚ the University of South Carolina and the University of Massachusetts.
“For us to go up against and place up there with schools like Louisville and Maryland was quite an upset‚” coach Felecia Ingle said.
Before moving from Division I‚ the Owls were two−time defending champions in Division II and considered themselves the underdogs in this competition – although they hoped to place in the top five.
“We’re really excited about this win‚” Ingle said. “It gives us a sense of what we need to do next year to bring home a first−place finish.”
2006 Chick−Fil−A Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship
1. Maryland – 9.31
2. Louisville – 9.18
3. Kennesaw State – 8.79
4. Georgia – 8.65
5. South Carolina – 8.63
6. Massachusetts − Amherst – 8.48
7. Rutgers – 8.42
8. Missouri – 8.33
9. Stephen F. Austin – 8.14
10. Quinnipiac – 8.07
11. Florida – 7.93
12. Villanova – 7.91
13. New Hampshire – 7.88
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.