WKU Cheerleaders Place Highly at National Championships

WKU Cheerleading
Jan. 20, 2015 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The WKU all-girl cheerleading squad placed eighth in the nation and the co-ed squad finished fifth in the 2015 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 16-18.

The nation's top college cheerleaders assembled at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando to compete at the championships, presented by Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association. The prestigious competition showcased the country's best college cheerleaders, dance teams and mascots.

The WKU all-girl cheer squad placed in the top-10 in the nation, finishing in 8th place and topping schools such at Florida State, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Penn State and Oklahoma. The WKU co-ed cheer squad placed in the top-5, finishing in 5th place, an all-time best for the WKU Cheerleading program. The co-ed squad topped schools such as Penn State, Minnesota, LSU, Ohio State, Mississippi and Tennessee.

WKU and Alabama were the only two FBS programs with top-10 finishes by both the all-girl and co-ed squads.

The co-ed squad is coached by Tom and Sarah Jones, and the all-girl squad is coached by Josh Bewley, Joni Hall and Lori Bewley.

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