Dance Team, Goldy Judged Best In Nation
Jan. 16, 2017

The University of Minnesota spirit squads once again took top billing at the recent 2017 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

Minnesota’s dance team led the way as it staked claim to two more national championships this weekend. The Gophers won their eighth straight Pom title and are still the only team in the history of the UDA to win the Pom division. The dance team finished first in Jazz as well after finishing second a year ago.

Minnesota’s third national championship was won by its most recognizable figure, as Goldy Gopher was judged to be the best mascot in the nation after finishing second last season. Minnesota’s loveable mascot is a multi-time national champion.

The Gophers all-girl cheer team finished fifth, while co-ed ended the competition in 13th place.

Division 1A
Rank, School
1. University of Minnesota - Goldy Gopher
2. Auburn University SGA - Aubie the Tiger
3. The Ohio State University - Brutus Buckeye
4. University of Texas - Hook Em
5. University of Colorado – Chip
6. University of Cincinnati – Bearcat
7. University of Oklahoma – Boomer
8. University of Tennessee – Smokey
9. Washington State University - Butch T Cougar
10. University of Alabama - Big AL

Division IA Pom
Rank, School
1. University of Minnesota
2. The Ohio State University
3. University of Iowa
4. University of Kentucky
5. Rutgers University
6. University of Cincinnati
7. University of Colorado
8. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Division 1A Jazz
Rank, School
1. University of Minnesota
2. The Ohio State University
3. University of Tennessee
4. Arizona State University
5. University of Michigan
6. Rutgers University
7. San Diego State University
8. University of Arizona
9. Florida State University
10. Louisiana State University
11. University of Wisconsin
12. Washington State University

Division IA All Girl
Rank, School
1. Indiana University
2. University of Alabama
3. San Diego State University
4. Western Kentucky University
5. University of Minnesota
6. University of Oklahoma
7. University of Nevada Las Vegas
8. The University of Massachusetts
9. University of South Florida
10. University of Colorado
11. University of Mississippi
12. Florida State University
13. Rutgers University

Division IA Coed
Rank, School
1. University of Kentucky
2. University of Alabama
3. University of Mississippi
4. UCF
5. University of Cincinnati
6. Mississippi State University
T7. Louisiana State University
T7. University of Hawaii
8. The Ohio State University
9. University of Tennessee
10. Western Kentucky University
11. Florida State University
12. University of Oklahoma
13. University of Minnesota
14. University of South Florida




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