CSU Cheer Team Repeats As National Champions

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. --- For the second year in a row, the Columbus State University small co-ed cheer squad has captured the Universal Cheer Association's Division II National Championship. Coffeyville Community College was second, and Delta State University placed third in the eight-team finals.

The 2004 squad won the title in the school's first year entering a small co-ed squad. The 2005 group kept the tradition alive by sticking its routine and bringing another title back to Columbus for cheer coach Jimbo Davis.

The large co-ed squad was gunning for a national title, but wound up finishing third in the competition behind defending champion West Georgia and second place Slippery Rock. CSU has finished no lower than third in the competition over the past four years.

The CSU Cougar Heat dance team also competed in the Universal Dance Association Championships held at the same venue and brought home its best finish, coming in ninth place in the competition. The Cougar Heat Hip Hop squad took fourth place in the Open Hip-Hop category.

Both the cheer and dance squads will now turn attention to the Peach Belt Conference competitions coming up at the PBC Basketball Championships in Augusta in the first week of March.

For more information, visit the Cougar Sports Net at http://athletics.colstate.edu/