01/21/2020 | News release | Archived content
For the second year in a row, St. Thomas' dance team won two national championships at the UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 17-19.
St. Thomas repeated as champions in the open divisions of jazz and hip hop. This year's performance included a dance to Prince's 'Purple Rain' to win the jazz division.
Members of this year's championship teams include: Elizabeth Alexander; Charliz Balicao; Alyssa Brix; Emma Carlson; Hennelie Hawes; Bella Golay; Kylie Kiecker; Hayley Kraft; Anne Jackson; Abigail Kisch; Natalie Mills; Maren Mosley; Karlyn Nessa; Savannah Oberfeld; Maggie Schmaltz; Taylor Shupe; Emily Sichak; Grace Stevens; Jade Whaley; Amanda Wielock; and Elizabeth Ann Yung.
|1||University of Saint Thomas|
|2||Minnesota State University Mankato|
|4||Orange Coast College|
|6||University of Minnesota-Duluth|
|7||Northwest Missouri State University|
|8||St Cloud State University|
|9||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College|
|10||College of St Benedict|
|11||University of Central Oklahoma|
|12||West Chester University|
|13||The College of New Jersey|
|14||St. Joseph's College|
|15||University of California-San Diego|
|16||University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire|
|17||University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras|