It was a full day of competition. Avila placed 4th after completing a perfect routine in the finals. It is the highest Avila has ever placed at Nationals which was highlighted by defeating the defending UCA National Champions, Southern Connecticut State University,
The Lady Eagles, seeded in 8th place to begin the competition, only competed with 18 athletes because of injuries, while all other teams competed with 20. Despite the challenges, the cheerleaders, led by 5 strong seniors, worked very hard to polish a routine that lead them to a 4th place title.
The cheerleaders will now begin preparing for the upcoming HAAC competition to be held on February 13th at Central Methodist University. The team will compete alongside the Avila Glitter Girls to try and earn back the conference championship title.
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and is located at 119th and Wornall Rd. in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.