WKU Cheerleaders Turn in Record-Setting Performance at National Championships

Jan. 18, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The WKU Cheerleading team completed a record-setting showing over the weekend at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College National Cheerleading Championships, with the all-girl team placing third in the nation and the co-ed team finishing eighth in the nation.

The all-girl squad's third-place finish out of 18 programs is the highest ranking in WKU's cheerleading history, and the eighth-place finish by the co-ed team out of 23 schools is just shy of last season's fifth-place result. The competition, held at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., is a showcase of top collegiate cheerleading squads and features highly-competitive Division I programs in a variety of routines.

Both teams will receive a $5,000 prize credit toward their entry into next year's event and will be featured on ESPN's coverage of the event due to their high placements.