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Elmira College Cheerleaders Win Second National Championship

April 6, 2007

ELMIRA, NY....The Elmira College All-Women Cheerleading Team placed first out of the nine colleges that advanced to the finals, with a score of 8.73, at the annual NCA Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sixteen institutions qualified for the competition, with only nine advancing to the championship round. This championship is the second NCA All-Women Division II National Championship for the College.

“I’m extremely proud of these women. They have worked very hard to prepare for this competition. They represent the finest spirit and character of Elmira College, and truly deserve this honor,” commented first-year head coach Amber Myers-Fleming.

The Soaring Eagles have competed in this national competition eight times prior to this year’s championship. 1999 marked their first year to ever compete at the national level where they placed seventh, and in 2000, they became the NCA All-Women Division II National Champions for the first time.

“This is very exciting for Elmira College. The women performed a top-notch routine with an amazing degree of difficulty. This is a well deserved recognition for a great group of women who have worked extremely hard this year,” remarked Dean Pat Thompson, Vice-President of Athletics and Health Services for Elmira College.

This championship is the world’s largest collegiate cheerleading competition and attracts more than 6,000 cheerleaders, dancers, mascots and spectators.

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