Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The UWG All-Girl cheerleading squad successfully defended its UCA Championship at the 2012 Nationals on Saturday afternoon, claiming a second-straight championship and fifth title since 2005. The Coed squad came close, falling to second after winning last year's title.
The win is the first for new head coach Nicole Wiltsie, who joined the UWG staff this past summer.
Both teams earned paid bids to this year's UCA Nationals in Orlando and were judged based on a number of categories, including partner stunts, choreography and basket tosses, among others. The All-Girl squad won going up against Pittsburg State, Columbus State and Northwest Missouri State, among others.
In the Coed championships, the Wolves fell to second place this season, going up against Alabama-Huntsville, Kutztown, Columbus State, Southern Indiana and champion Northwest Missouri, among others.
West Georgia's All-Girl squad will be in action at the men's basketball game at The Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. against West Florida. The Coed team will be on the sidelines for the women's game at 5:30 p.m.