The Baker University dance team has earned an automatic berth to the NAIA National Invitational with a first-place finish at the West Regional Qualifier in Oklahoma City.
The Baker University spirit squad earned second place overall for its performances at the Heart of America Athletic Conference competition on Saturday at Collins Center Gymnasium.
The Baker University spirit squad will open up its 2014 competition schedule on its home floor at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Collins Center.
Freshman Kyle Fecteau never imagined he would participate in cheerleading. Despite his skepticism, Fecteau is one of the four yell leaders on the Baker University spirit squad.
By combining the scores of the performances from WOWzer and the dance and cheer teams, the spirit squad earned the overall Heart of America Athletic Conference banner Saturday in Marshall, Mo. Both the cheer and dance teams also received bid to compete at the national championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Wildcats were announced as national champions in the Small Dance category at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championship for the second consecutive year in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Baker University dance team placed first in hip-hop and second in the small dance category at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship Feb. 18. The performance earned the ‘Cats another bid to the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championships.
As the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship approaches, the Baker University spirit squad has kept busy with preparations, performances and fundraising.
The Baker University cheerleading squad is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s on Sixth Street in Lawrence to help gain funds to attend the national cheer competition in Florida.
Baker University alumna Allyssa King is returning to Baker University as the new coach of the cheerleading squad in the place of Jeremy Webb, who took a teaching job in Korea.