Cheer Squad to Compete in National ChampionshipContact: Victor M. Inzunza
The Fordham cheerleading squad will compete in the 2007 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 13.
The Fordham squad is one of 20 teams that will be vying for a spot in the finals of the All Girl Division I competition, which takes place Saturday afternoon. Fordham competed in the championship for the first time last year, finishing in 11th and besting Atlantic 10 rival Duquesne University among others. The finals are videotaped for broadcast on ESPN and standings are posted throughout the weekend at www.varsity.com.
The 22-member team has had strong performances in the past, including winning the Most Collegiate Award for the past three years at the Universal Cheerleaders Association collegiate camps in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.