Dance and Cheer Squads Compete at National ChampionshipContact: Victor M. Inzunza
The Fordham cheerleading squad placed 13th and the dance team, Ram Rhythm, competed in the semi-finals of the 2007 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 13.
The 12-member Ram Rhythm was one of only 20 teams nationally invited to compete in the Dance Division I competition. The cheerleading team was one of 16 in the finals of the All Girl Division I competition and bested Atlantic 10 rival Duquesne University, as well as Syracuse University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Both squads have fielded competitive teams over the years. Ram Rhythm has ranked as high as fifth in the national championship, and has won the Northeast Regional Dance Championships and the New England Dance Championships. The cheerleading team has placed as high as 11th in the national championship and has won the Most Collegiate Award 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.