Dance team sweeps all 3 rounds at St. Francis Invitational Sunday


Photo by Mallory Neil

Members of the competitive cheer and dance teams pose for a group photo on team picture day earlier this year. The competitive dance team swept their competitions this past weekend.

Written By Zoey Angelucci, Staff Writer

This Sunday, the competitive dance team traveled to the University of St. Francis (Ill.) for a three-round competition dance invitational. The Pioneers placed first of three teams in each of the three competitions that were held throughout the day.

In the first round, Point Park came out on top with a score of 81.35. St. Francis came in second with 85.90 and St. Xavier followed behind with a 62.75.

In the second round, the Pioneers tied for first place with St. Francis with a score of 82.80. The team won the final round with a score of 87.75 compared to St. Francis’s 85.90 and St. Xavier’s 62.75.

The Pioneers will travel to Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 28 for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Southeast Regional Qualifiers.

Point Park is in the Southeast Region as a member of the River States Conference (RSC) along with teams from the Mid-South Conference, Appalachian Athletic Conference, Southern States Athletic Conference and American Midwest Conference.

The five regional champions from around the country will automatically qualify for the NAIA Competitive Dance National Championship.