DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Hawai‘i
Pacific University Cheerleaders made Hawai‘i history
again by capturing the national title at the National Cheerleaders
Association (NCA) Collegiate Championships for the fifth year
in a row.
The HPU Co-ed Cheer Team won its fifth straight national title.
The HPU Small Co-ed Cheer Team (consisting of no more than four
male students) won its third national title in a row after debuting
in 2005 year at the NCA tournament. The HPU Dance teams also
won a national title. In 2004, the HPU Dance Team placed first,
making it the first time in history that a Hawai‘i dance
team captured a national collegiate title at the NCA event. HPU’s
Stunt Group placed second after winning the last two years.
The Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship is the largest event
of its kind in the world. With teams from across the United States,
Mexico, Japan, and Canada, it is the most widely viewed college
cheer and dance event in the history of the collegiate spirit
Chelsea Mitchell and other cheerleaders from the HPU Coed Cheerleading
Team performed their competition routines during the National
Preview Performances at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.
Photo by Susie Lin