Lee Cheerleaders Finish Second At Team Nationals
Monday, May 3, 2021
The cheerleaders competed and finished second at the 2021 UCA and UDA Cheerleading National Championships.
The Lee University Cheerleading program competed in the 2021 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships April 27-28 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex. The squad finished second in the Small Coed Game Day category and were fifth in Small Coed Division I.
"This was our sixth year competing in the traditional competition and our second year competing in gameday," said Lee head coach Jessica Frazier. "This is the highest placement in either category we have ever received.
This was a great week for the Lee University Cheer program."
Lee posted a day one score of 81.1 in the Small Coed Game Day competition to sit in third. The team had the second-best raw score of the day at 90.1 points before receiving nine points in legality deductions. The University of Delaware finished the first day of competition in first with 90.0167 points with Coastal Alabama Community College in second (81.3833).
In their second day of Game Day, the Flames posted a raw score of 90.7 and had zero deductions to post a higher score than anybody else on the first day. Lee's two-day event score averaged to 85.9, but Delaware recorded a performance score of 92 and their final event score was 91.0084 to secure first place. Coastal Alabama scored 86.7 in their second performance to slip to third place with an event score of 84.0417.
In Small Coed Division I, Lee was in fourth place after the first day. The Flames had a raw score of 69 points, but they dropped to 59.75 performance score following 9.25 points in deductions for dropped stunts. On the second day, they posted a 70.9 raw score with five points of deductions for a performance mark of 65.9. Their averaged event score of 62.825 dropped them to fifth.
Grand Canyon University won the competition with an event score of 81. McKendree University was second (75.9), Drury University placed third (69.35) and Shorter University was fourth (67.05).
"It was definitely a year to remember in so many ways. Not all of it was easy but this team persevered and pushed through so many obstacles. In the end they came together to do something great. God has been so good throughout this whole season and giving us the strength to place second was just the icing on the cake. Thank you to all of those that supported us and thank you to the team for making me be a better coach," concluded Frazier.