April 7, 2016
After a day of preliminary rounds, Texas Tech's cheer and pom squads have advanced to the final rounds of the National Cheer Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship.
The two teams will compete Friday (April 8) in Daytona Beach, Florida, in hopes of winning a national championship as the best cheer and pom squads in the nation. Last year, the cheer squad placed second and the pom squad placed fourth and seventh in separate divisions.
During the preliminary rounds, the cheer team received an 88.43 rating in the Division 1A category, placing fourth overall earlier today. The pom squad received a 9.626 rating in the Division 1A Jazz category, placing second in the preliminary round.
The final results of the NCA and NDA championship will be announced Friday afternoon. Live updates will be available on the Varsity website or viewers can watch the event live on CBS Sports Network.
The Texas Tech Spirit Program is part of the Center for Campus Life office, a division of Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs.
The Spirit Squads lead the fans in supporting the teams at football, basketball, and volleyball games. They serve as ambassadors not only at athletic events, but also at many different school functions. In addition, the Spirit Squads gladly participate in their community by volunteering at local schools, charity events, and youth organizations.
Being a proud part of the Texas Tech Spirit Program is more than just a year-round commitment. It means dedication from each member to maintain the school spirit of the students, the alumni, and the fans.