From University of MD Cheerleading Website
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Maryland competitive cheer team won the NCA national title Friday evening with a close victory over 2009's champion, University of Louisville. The Terps reclaimed the NCA crown to win their fourth title in five years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010).
The Terrapins earned an overall score of 9.639 to edge Louisville's 9.618 in the tightest national championship race ever in NCA history. Maryland earned the highest crowd appeal score as well and was named grand champion of the entire event in every division.
Coming into Friday's finals round, the Terrapins sat in second place with a score of 9.148 to Louisville's 9.468. Maryland endured stumbles in its partner stunts and pyramid elements of its routine to suffer .35 in deductions.
Friday's finals round, usually outside in Daytona Beach, was moved inside due to an unfavorable forecast. The Terps hit a solid, flawless routine to win their fourth title. The Cardinals, who competed after the Terrapins, hit a strong routine as well.
"Before we even went over to the arena, I just knew we were going to win," Terrapins head coach Jarnell Bonds said. "The girls' energy was just amazing even hours before we went on the floor. They were supporting each other all the way through."
"Our routine today was a coach's dream. That routine was a championship routine. I have never seen a team hit a routine like that. As a coach, you usually can find something in every routine, but that routine was flawless in every sense of the word."
The University of Maryland Cheerleading Team began wearing GK Cheer Uniforms in January, taking advantage of more comfortable fit and forward thinking designs.
"The University of Maryland loves our GK jerseys! Thanks for designing the ultimate comfortable and stylish jerseys for my team to compete in!"
Director of Cheer
University of Maryland
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