Cru cheer team wins collegiate cheerleading state title in March
The Cru Cheerleading team earned the State Championship for Division III title at the inaugural Texas State Collegiate Cheerleading Championship hosted March 26 by St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Competitors from all over Texas, including junior colleges and Divisions II and III, gathered for the events consisting of cheers, skills, and stunt routines. The Cru cheerleaders walked away with the Texas State Collegiate Championship D-III title, as well as a first place in the skills routine, which is 2.5 minutes with back-to-back stunts, gymnastics, and dance. They also claimed second through fourth places in the open group stunt division.
“The most difficult part of preparing for competition was being able to overcome obstacles dealing with injuries and illnesses, staying mentally tough, and remaining focused on our ultimate goal of execution,” coach Farrah Dunaway said. “The interesting part of conditioning was watching the team step outside of their individual comfort zones and working towards executing new skills for the sake of the team’s success.”