NCA & NDA COLLEGIATE CHEER AND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO DAYTONA BEACH, FL WITH RECORD BREAKING NUMBERS

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

This past weekend, college cheerleading and dance teams traveled from across the U.S. to compete oceanside at the historic Bandshell in hopes of winning a national title. More than 8,000 participants and 355 teams from colleges across the country competed for the National Champion title with approximately 20,000 spectators present – the highest ever in NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship history. Cheerleading teams are judged on their stunting and tumbling skills, crowd-leading ability, and overall performance, while the dance competition is judged on choreography, technique, execution, and overall effect. The College Game Day divisions, which offer cheer and dance teams the chance to recreate their performances from the sidelines are the newest divisions and have greatly expanded since they debuted 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 Seely, President of Varsity Spirit. “This much-anticipated event has grown in popularity every year, and we are thrilled with the turnout this year as the largest event in NCA & NDA College Nationals history. It’s an honor and a privilege to provide a world-class event at one of the most iconic cheer and dance venues where we can recognize student athletes for their hard work, dedication to their universities and talent.”

Select Division Champions Included:
Adv. Large Coed DIA: Oklahoma State University 
Adv. Small Coed DIA: University of Louisville 
Adv. All Girl DIA: University of Louisville 
Adv. Large Coed DI: Weber State University 
Adv. Small Coed DI: Weber State University 
Adv. All Girl DI: California Baptist University 
Adv. Large Coed DII: Lindenwood University 
Adv. Small Coed DII: Lindenwood University 
Adv. All Girl DII: Davenport University 
Adv. Small Coed DIII: Elmira College 
Adv. All Girl DIII: Alma College 
Adv. Large Coed NAIA: Southwestern Christian University 
Adv. Small Coed NAIA: Southwestern Christian University 
Adv. Large Coed Junior College: Navarro College 
Adv. Small Coed Junior College: Trinity Valley Community College 
Game Day DIA: University of Michigan 
Game Day DI: Utah Valley University 
Game Day Open: 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 DI: Sam Houston State University 
Team Performance DII: Davenport University 
Team Performance DIII: Alma College 
Team Performance Junior College: McLennan Community College 
Team Performance NAIA: Ottawa University 
Pom DIA: Iowa State University 
Pom DI: California Baptist University 
Pom DII: Dallas Baptist University 
Pom DIII: University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh 
Pom Open: Orange Coast College 
Jazz DIA: Brigham Young University 
Jazz DI: Utah Valley University 
Jazz DII: Lindenwood University 
Jazz Open: Alma College 
Jazz Junior College: Orange Coast College 
Hip Hop DIA: Brigham Young University 
Hip Hop DI: Elon University 
Hip Hop DII: Valdosta State University 
Hip Hop DIII: SUNY Cortland 
Hip Hop Junior College: Odessa College 
Hip Hop NAIA: Central Methodist University
Dance Spirit Rally DI: Stephen F Austin State University 
Dance Spirit Rally Open: Northeastern State University 
Mascot: Texas Tech University

For more information on the NCA & NDA College Nationals, please visit Varsity.com. Varsity Spirit live streamed the championship on Varsity TV, a website dedicated to exclusive live coverage and video libraries of Varsity Spirit cheer and dance competitions. Videos of the routines are available for fans who were otherwise unable to attend, and full results listings are available on Varsity TV.

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

About Varsity Brands
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: BSN SPORTS, Varsity Spirit, and Herff Jones. Together, these assets promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations. Through its dedicated employees and independent representatives, Varsity Brands reaches its individual and institutional customers each year through competitions, camps and sales.

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Emily Albert
Varsity Spirit
[email protected]

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