Cougarettes Claim Two National Titles With Team Of Rookies
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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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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