CBU Cheer Wins Third Straight National Title
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 10, 2015)— Heading into finals Friday evening, California Baptist University knew it needed to focus if it was going to take home its third championship trophy. As soon as the Lancers took the stage, one thing clear: they were there to compete.
CBU was the last All-Girl Division II squad to compete after scoring the highest Thursday,
saving the best for last. The Lancers wanted to clean up their timing and execution
from the preliminary round and did just that. CBU finished with a 94.58, more than
two points ahead of runner-up University of Central Oklahoma.
Despite some nerves leading up to performance time, the Lancers shook them off and focused on themselves and executed their jumps, baskets and pyramid with precision.
Head coach Tami Fleming had warned the girls before the performance that if they hit their pyramid, the routine wasn't over since there was still a dance section that needed to be done. The Lancers finished their routine with high energy, leaving everything they had on the floor.
The third-straight National Cheerleaders Association title puts CBU down as the first All-Girl Division II team to accomplish the feat and keeps the Lancers undefeated since 2012.