For the third straight year, the Angelo State University Cheer Team has brought home national titles from the United Spirit Association USA Collegiate Championships in Anaheim, Calif.
ASU’s 25-member co-ed Cheer Team won two national championships and recorded one national runner-up finish in the Game Day events, including:
- First Place – Band Chant Contest
- First Place – Situational Sideline Contest
- Second Place – Fight Song Contest
Alejandro Chavez of Colorado City also competed as ASU’s costumed mascot, Bella, and placed third in the Mascot Contest.
The championships were held Feb. 15-16 and featured teams from dozens of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. competing in a variety of divisions and categories, including Game Day, Show Cheer, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Pom-Pom and Mascot.
The ASU Cheer Team previously won 2018 and 2019 national championships in the Show Cheer division. The team is coached by Kaylee King and her graduate assistant, Lauren Ortiz of Medina.