Competitive cheer and dance are now the 24th and 25th national championships sponsored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. This news was released recently during the 75th annual NAIA National Convention.
Baker University’s cheer and dance teams both headed down to Daytona Beach, Florida to compete in the 2016 NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship from April 7-9.
The dance and cheer teams are making final preparations on their routines before they travel to Daytona Beach, Florida, for national competition April 6-10.
Most dual-sport athletes simply love more than one sport, but they have to learn how to manage their time because dual-sport athletes never have an off-season.
The dance team placed second behind the host team, Oklahoma City University, and the cheer team put together a sixth-place finish at the NAIA South Regional Qualifier on Feb. 19 in Oklahoma City.
A remix of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” filled Collins Center Monday night as seven Baker University dancers performed a two-minute routine in a dual against Ottawa. Scoring a 99.7 out of 120, the Wildcats defeated the Braves by nearly 20 points.
The dance team placed second in its second competition of the season at Lindenwood University in Belleville, Illinois, on Saturday. Eight teams competed, and the Wildcats finished just one point behind first-place St. Ambrose University.
The Baker University cheer team hosted the Baker University Invitational on Sunday in the Collins Center. The Wildcats finished in fourth place out of five teams in the main event and finished second in their dual with MidAmerica Nazarene.
Baker alumna Madison Kristofferson, in an e-mail interview, talks about her experience trying out for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading team.
The dance team competed in the second annual NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance National Invitational March 14 at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.