MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Varsity Spirit – the global leader in apparel, camps and competitions for cheerleading, dance teams and groups, and a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, spirit and recognition of achievement – ​​is pleased to announce that the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship, produced by the National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Alliance, took place this past weekend at Daytona Beach, Florida.

This past weekend, varsity cheerleading and dance teams traveled from across the United States to compete oceanside at the historic Bandshell in hopes of winning a national title. More than 8,000 participants and 355 college teams across the country competed for the National Championship title with approximately 20,000 spectators in attendance – the highest ever in NCA Collegiate Dance and Cheer Championship history and the NDA. Cheerleading teams are judged on their stunt and tumbling abilities, crowd-leading ability, and overall performance, while dance competition is judged on choreography, technique, execution, and overall effect. The College Game Day divisions, which offer cheer and dance teams the opportunity to recreate their performances from behind the scenes, are the newest divisions and have grown significantly since their debut in 2017.

“Year after year, teams from across the country come together at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship to showcase their skills and represent their universities,” said Bill Seeley, President of Varsity Spirit. “This highly anticipated event has grown in popularity every year, and we are thrilled with the attendance this year as the biggest event in the history of the NCA and NDA National Championships. It is an honor and a privilege to ‘to deliver a world-class event at one of the most iconic dance and dance venues where we can recognize student-athletes for their hard work, dedication to their universities, and talent.’

Select included division champions:
Adv. Grand Coed DIA: Oklahoma State University
Adv. Small Coed DIA: University of Louisville
Adv. All DIA girls: University of Louisville
Adv. DI great student: Weber State University
Adv. DI little student: Weber State University
Adv. All DI girls: California Baptist University
Adv. Grand DII Mixed: Lindenwood University
Adv. Small Mixed DII: Lindenwood University
Adv. All DII girls: Davenport University
Adv. Small Mixed DIII: Elmira College
Adv. All DIII girls: Alma College
Adv. NAIA Grand Student: Southwestern Christian University
Adv. Little Student NAIA: Southwestern Christian University
Adv. Large mixed junior college: Navarro College
Adv. Small mixed junior college: Trinity Valley Community College
Game day DIA: University of Michigan
Match day DI: Utah Valley University
Open on match day: Wingate University
Cheer Spirit Rally DI: University of North Texas
Cheer Spirit Rally Open: Henderson State University
Team Performance DIA: University of South Carolina
Team Performance ID: Sam Houston State University
DII Team Performance: Davenport University
Performance of the DIII team: Alma College
Team Performance Junior College: McLennan Community College
NAIA Team Performance: University of Ottawa
Pom DIA: Iowa State University
POM SU: California Baptist University
Pom DII: Dallas Baptist University
Pom DIII: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Pom open: Orange Coast College
Dia Jazz: Brigham Young University
Jazz DI: Utah Valley University
Jazz DI: Lindenwood University
Open Jazz: Alma College
Junior Jazz College: Orange Coast College
DIA hip hop: Brigham Young University
DI hip hop: Elon University
DII hip hop: Valdosta State University
Hip-Hop DIII: SUNITED Corland
Junior hip hop college: Odessa College
NAIA hip hop: Central Methodist University
Dance Spirit Rally DI: Stephen F. Austin State University
Dance Spirit Rally Open: Northeastern State University
Mascot: Texas University of Technology

For more information on the NCA and NDA College National Championships, please visit Varsity.com. Varsity Spirit broadcast the championship live on College Television, a website dedicated to exclusive live coverage and video libraries of Dance and Varsity Spirit Dance competitions. Videos of the routines are available for fans who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, and full results lists are available at College Television.

About the University Spirit
MemphisBased at Varsity Spirit, the engine behind cheerleading’s dynamic transformation into the high-energy sporting activity it is today, is the world’s leading source for all things spirited, including cheerleading, l dance team and the performing arts. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation, as well as educational camps, clinics and competitions, reaching more than one million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit employees have been dedicated to celebrating the spirit through its brands since 1974. For more information about Varsity Spirit or Varsity Brands, please visit varsity.com or varsitybrands.com.

About University Marks
With a mission to inspire success and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands enhances the student experience, encourages participation and celebrates achievement through three unique yet interrelated businesses: BSN SPORTS, Varsity Spirit and herff jones. Together, these assets promote personal, school, and community pride through their customizable products and programs in elementary and middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities, as well as religious organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams, and businesses. . Through its dedicated employees and independent representatives, Varsity Brands reaches its individual and institutional clientele each year through contests, camps and sales.

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