Texas Southern Cheerleaders Win First-Ever National Title by an HBCU

Last Updated on May 31, 2023

Texas Southern Cheerleaders Win First-Ever National Title by an HBCU

The Texas Southern Cheerleaders made history as they won a national title at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida on Friday.
Competing in the Cheer Spirit Rally Division I category, the Texas Southern Cheerleaders were solid from start to finish as they opened the preliminary round with a 94.05 performance score, 94.3 raw score, and a 23.5125 performance score. In the final round, TSU maintained its consistency and did even better with a 96.1 performance score, 96.1 raw score, and a 95.5875 event score.

The Texas Southern Cheerleaders Made History As the First HBCU To Claim A National Title

“When I first came to TSU, I told the team we're going to Nationals…When we earned our gold bid at NCA Camp, I told the team, ‘it's time to go to work'. I knew this was the year and the team to get the job done. I'm so proud of them and where we're going to take the cheer program next.”

Shontrese Comeaux, Head Coach

In the summer of 2022, the Texas Southern Cheerleaders set the foundation for their national title with a Gold bid at NCA camp, an All-American award by the mascot Tex the Tiger, second place in overall game day, and overall most spirited.

“Words can't express how proud I am for our cheer team's national championship…They've worked very hard for this moment over the past several months. To see the long hours they've dedicated come to fruition in the form of a national championship is amazing as I want to commend the coaching staff and team members for their efforts. This team has made history at Texas Southern and everyone apart of TSU nation is proud of their accomplishments.”

Dr. Kevin Granger, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Texas Southern Cheerleaders will receive national championships letterman jackets and rings for winning the title.

Source: Texas Southern University Newsdesk

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