Cheerleaders Finish Fourth at Nationals





April 14, 2008

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Marshall University's co-ed cheerleading squad finished fourth out of 17 squads in the intermediate co-ed division at the National Cheerleaders Association's National Championships this weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla.

"The team did well both days," Marshall assistant coach Duane Nutt said. "The had a lot more energy on the the second day after they got over some nervousness and improved their performance greatly. We are very proud of them."

The Marshall squad earned its first bid to Nationals in five years with a strong performance at cheer camp last fall.

Central Oklahoma won the national championship, while Army finished second. Oral Roberts placed third, Marshall fourth and Indiana State was fifth. Wake Forest, Georgia State, Texas-San Antonio, Maryland and Air Force rounded out the top 10.

Marshall's coaching staff will conduct tryouts for the 2008-09 squads April 18-20th in the Henderson Center. For more information contact the cheerleading office at 304-696-6707.

NCA Intermediate Co-ed Division Standings
1. University of Central Oklahoma
2. United States Military Academy
3. Oral Roberts University
4. Marshall University
5. Indiana State University
6. Wake Forest University
7. Georgia State University
8. University of Texas at San Antonio
9. University of Maryland
10. United States Air Force Academy
11. Virginia Commonwealth University
12. University of Northern Colorado
13. Methodist University
14. Iowa Western Community College
15. Butler Community College
16. Eastern Oklahoma State College
17. Ranger College