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Cougarettes Claim Two National Titles With Team Of Rookies

Apr 8, 2019, 1:18 PM | Updated: 5:20 pm
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(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
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DAYTONA, Fla. – The BYU Cougarettes rolled through the National Dance Association Nationals this weekend claiming two titles in Daytona, Florida.

The dance team claimed titles in both the hip hop and the jazz divisions. They are the 18th and 19th national titles for the school.

These wins are the first divisional titles for the Cougarettes since 2015.

Watch Part One Of The Award Winning Jazz Routine

Team of Rookies

Of the 19 athletes, more than half are freshman.

“We have ten rookies on our team who have stepped up like none other,” said Nicole Quesenberry, a veteran member, and leader on the team.

Team of Unity

Quesenberry said the biggest difference on the team this year was the unity they felt all season, even with the new members.

“The difference this year was hunger, unity and complete confidence,” said Quesenberry. “You do it for each other.”

 

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NDA Division 1A Jazz National Champions PART 2 || @brighamyounguniversity

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Watch Part Two Of The Jazz Routine 

Next Stop for The Cougarettes? Worlds

The team will have a chance to bring home an international title with their hip-hop routine at the end of April in Orlando.

Coach of the team, Jodi Maxfield, described the event as the “Olympics of cheerleading” in an interview with The Daily Universe.

 

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Honored and grateful to be the 2019 NDA D1A Jazz and Hip Hop national champs!!💙 #ONEbefore2 @brighamyounguniversity

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