April 8, 2016
Texas Tech Pom
Texas Tech University’s cheer and pom squads competed in the final rounds of the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship Friday (April 8) in Daytona Beach, Florida, placing a squad in the top five for the 10th consecutive year.
The pom squad placed second in the Division 1A jazz category, and the co-ed cheerleading team finished third in the Division 1A category.
“Both teams did a great job today,” said Stephanie Rhode, Texas Tech Spirit Program director. “They performed so well and did everything we had asked them to do. Both teams performed their routines phenomenally. I am just so proud of our Texas Tech cheer and pom squads.”
Texas Tech Cheer
The pom squad competed in the jazz category, finishing second behind defending champion Brigham Young University. Last year, the pom squad competed in the hip-hop and open categories, placing fifth and third, respectively.
Texas Tech Cheer missed second place by less than a point, scoring 94.05 points overall behind first place Louisville (97.20) and second place Oklahoma State (94.93).
To see the cheer and pom squads’ performances, go to the Varsity website. Videos are divided into their respective categories.
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.