WKU Cheer claims D1A All-Girl National Championship

WKU All-Girl Cheerleading squad
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Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 5:55 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - WKU Cheerleading brought home the first national championship in program history Wednesday night by claiming the title in the D1A All-Girl Division of the UCA Collegiate National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

WKU Cheer finished with an overall event score of 89.8, including a 92.8 raw score in the semifinal round with no deductions.

“A season of change, a season of challenges makes victory that much sweeter,” WKU first-year head coach Alli Lumpkin said. “The WKU Cheerleaders bought in and trusted the leadership they were given. Champions make choices every day and those choices determine their success. The results of the 2021 UCA Collegiate National Championship reflect their commitment to our process. WKU Cheer’s future on The Hill is bright!”

Division competition is based off a school’s enrollment and size, with D1A being the biggest division. Rounding out the top five behind WKU were UAB, Texas State, South Florida and Ole Miss.

WKU had previously finished in the top three of D1A All-Girl just once since joining that level of competition.

Their best previous finish in D1A was third place in 2016.

The WKU Coed squad was also in competition in Orlando this week, finishing third in the D1A Small Coed Division.

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