Daytona Beach, Fla. - The Western Carolina Catamount Cheerleading squad will compete in Friday's finals at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Competing in the Cheer Small Coed Division, WCU just missed automatically qualifying for the finals with a sixth-place showing through the preliminary rounds after a point deduction. However, in their second performance of the day, the Catamounts were the top team in the Challenge Cup round to advance into Friday's finals. WCU edged Portland State, DePaul and North Florida to claim the final spot in the five-team final.
The Catamount Cheerleaders will compete Friday at approximately 12:20 pm in the Band Shell. Live streaming (subscription) from the Bandshell is available on Friday. Live Stream Info Click Here.
Also in competition on Thursday in Daytona was the WCU Dance Team. One year ago, the dancers recorded the school's highest-ever finish at the national competition. Looking to build upon that in 2015, the WCU Dance Team performed on Thursday. After the preliminary round, WCU stood 15th overall in the Dance Open Division I with the top 13 automatically advancing.
The WCU Dance Team then finished third among its Challenge Cup competition performance later in the day on Thursday.
For more information on the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championships, visit the Official Site.