Dance team takes home NAIA Southeast Regional victory

Written By Zoey Angelucci, Staff Writer

This weekend, the competitive cheer and dance teams traveled to Montgomery, Ala. for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Southeast Regional competition.

“This season the cheer and dance teams haven’t had the chance to travel together to many competitions, so regionals was a memorable experience to share because both teams traveled together, ate together and really just came together more than ever,” senior cheer captain Keera Frye said.

The Pioneer cheer team placed 7th at the competition with an overall score of 77.87.

The event featured eight teams from four different conferences and six different states throughout the southeast United States.

After this regional competition, the cheer team’s average score is 79.93.

The Pioneer dance team won the competition overall and will automatically move on to the NAIA National Championship.

On Friday, the Pioneers came in first place to automatically qualify for nationals for the first time in team history. This competition was comprised of five different teams.

Point Park had a final score of 81.71. This will be the Pioneers’ third straight appearance at the NAIA Competitive Dance National Championship finals.

“It was really fun experiencing traveling so far with both the cheer and dance team, and such a great feeling winning with my team and all of our hard work paying off,” freshman dancer Katlyn Busch said.

The Point Park dance team will be one of 12 teams competing March 13-14 at the NAIA National finals in Davenport, Iowa.