The 7 teams that make up Coed Cheer Division lA are some of the most elite teams you will see this weekend at the 2019 NCA & NDA Collegiate National Championship.
The teams will start their journey to national championship glory today in Daytona Beach, Florida starting at 3:29 PM ET in the Ocean Center with the Preliminary round of the competition.
We can't wait to see how this exciting division will unfold and to help fans watching at home, we've reached out to the Division lA coaches to find out more about what you can expect from their team's routine today.
Coed Cheer Division lA Team To Watch: Texas Tech University
NCA College Nationals Championship History:
Texas Tech has been coming to NCA Nationals for over 20 years. For the past 10 years TTU has finished in top 3.
In 2017, the Red Raiders won Division lA and were named NCA Grand National Champions.
What are your team’s style and strengths this year?
"High energy, fun, clean routine," explained TTU Head Coach Bruce Bills. "We made the whole routine to fit each athlete’s skill set where it’s able to showcase each one but also contributes to making the whole team’s performance that much better."
How many athletes throw standing fulls are in your routine this season?
7 toe-touch fulls and 2 standing fulls
How many baskets are being thrown in your routine?
7 total: 3 synchronized Toe Fulls, 3 synchronized Ball-Split-Fulls, 1 Full.
What would you say is the most impressive building skill in your routine this year?
"We’ve really spent time on our Elite Stunts to make them solid, unassisted, and consistent. We throw 6 back handspring full ups and 6 cartwheel ups." - Bruce Bills
Texas Tech University is set to take the floor in Prelims today at 3:48 PM ET. Tune in to Varsity TV to watch this heavy hitter from Coed Cheer Division lA compete live!
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