Cheer Advances at NCA Championships

Corsairs Third of Ten Teams Advancing

Senior Jenna Cloutier

Senior Jenna Cloutier

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's cheer team advanced to the finals on the first day of the two-day All-Girl Division III National Cheerleading Association Championships at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL Thursday.

The Corsairs score of 9.008 placed them third among the 10 teams advancing.

Bridgewater State led the way with a score of 9.335, and Elmira was next at 9.085. Trailing UMass Dartmouth were Lindenwood at 8.940, Framingham State at 8.644, Montclair State at 8.569, California Baptist at 8.496, Curry at 8.054, and Davenport at 8.000.

Nineteen teams competed on the first day, with nine being eliminated.

The Corsairs have won five national championships