Feb. 17, 2014
ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech cheerleading team finished first in the college small coed division last weekend at CHEERSPORT — a national competition featuring more than 1,000 teams — with a score of 93.42 out of 100.
“It takes a lot of preparation, but they came out focused and ready to show off what they can do,” head coach Katie Hodges said. “Most people don’t realize that cheerleading is a year-round sport, and by the time we get to competition season it’s a challenge. But these athletes are excited to compete and willing to do what it takes to win.”
CHEERSPORT is one of the largest competitions in the nation, with teams from all over the country and internationally this past Saturday and Sunday competing at the World Congress Center.
Universities competing across Large Coed, Small Coed, and All Girl divisions at the CHEERSPORT College Competition this year included Kentucky, Kennesaw State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Savannah State.The small coed division is comprised of college teams with four or less male participants.
“This is our pre-cursor to NCA Nationals in April,” Hodges adds. The NCA College National Championships will be held April 10-11, 2014 in Daytona (Fla.) and will include some of the nation’s top teams, including Louisville, NC State and Georgia.
“We came out last year to CHEERSPORT to compete for the first time in five years. This year we won. We have a lot more work to do but this was a great start,” Hodges said.