Texas Southern University’s Cheerleaders Make History; First HBCU To Win National Cheerleaders Association Title


Texas Southern’s Cheerleading team recently made history.

Last week, the team competed in the Cheer Spirit Rally Division I category of the National Cheerleaders Association championship in Florida. The Tigers became the first HBCU to win the title. They finished the competition with a 96.1 raw and performance score and an overall event score of 95.5875. This was the Tiger Cheerleader’s first appearance at the NCA Championship.

Head coach Shontrese Comeaux had faith that the team would be in this position as National Champions.


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 “When I first came to TSU, I told the team we’re going to Nationals. When we earned our gold bid at NCA Camp, I told the team, ‘it’s time to go to work’. I knew this was the year and the team to get the job done. I’m so proud of them and where we’re going to take the cheer program next.”

The Tigers cheerleading team started their championship journey with a Gold bid a the NCA camp last summer where they were awarded most spirited.

Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Kevin Granger applauded the effort of the Tiger cheerleading team, saying, “Words can’t express how proud I am for our cheer team’s national championship. They’ve worked very hard for this moment over the past several months. To see the long hours they’ve dedicated come to fruition in the form of a national championship is amazing as I want to commend the coaching staff and team members for their efforts. This team has made history at Texas Southern and everyone apart of TSU nation is proud of their accomplishments.”

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