Texas Tech University

Cheer, Pom Squads Advance to Finals for Shot at National Championship

K'Leigh Sims

April 7, 2016

The teams will compete in their respective divisions Friday during the final round of the national championship of collegiate cheer and dance.

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.

For more information and updates about the Texas Tech Spirit Program, visit its website or follow Texas Tech Cheer (Facebook, Twitter) and Pom (Facebook, Twitter) on social media.