2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship

2022 UDA College Game Day Preview: Will History Repeat Itself?

2022 UDA College Game Day Preview: Will History Repeat Itself?

Everything you need to know to watch the UDA College Game Day Divisions at the 2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship!

Jan 2, 2022 by Marissa Mastrovalerio
2022 UDA College Game Day Preview: Will History Repeat Itself?

The 2022 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship is so close you can feel the spirit already! 

The UDA Game Day divisions were introduced to the championships in 2018 and consist of a Fight Song, Game Situation, and a Game Day Performance Routine. 

Fight Song

  • Skills and choreography should represent a traditional fight song your team performs at games.

Game Situation

  • This component of the Game Day Championship includes two elements. Teams are encouraged to use spirit-raising props such as signs and/or poms.
  • A real-life scenario where the team will react to an audio cue with an offense or defense game sideline (chant).
  • Timeout (band dance to band music) designed for crowd interaction. The timeout should be the same, regardless of what situation (offense or defense) you are given.

Performance Routine

  • A 30-second routine (can be any style) that is designed for crowd entertainment.
  • This is the best time to showcase your team’s energy and connection to the crowd.

Click here for the 2021 Game Day Dance Results

Click here for the 2021 Virtual Game Day Results

The fifth annual UDA College Game Day Championship is set to take place on Friday, January 14th and you're sure to see spectacular sideline traditions as college dance teams compete in one of the liveliest divisions to take the stage at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

As you get set to watch the competition LIVE on Varsity TV, take a look back at the spirited UDA College Game Day results from 2021.

Division IA -The University of Tennessee

The dancers from The University of Tennessee took their Rocky Top Game Day traditions to Orlando for the first time in 2019. The Volunteers took second in 2019 and 2020 then topped the competition scoring a 94.65 with an outstanding performance in 2021

Winning is nothing new to the 7-time champions who know there's nothing like traditions to make any performance feel like they are on the field in Neyland. Check out this behind-the-scenes look into what it took to bring the spirit of Neyland to The ESPN Wide World of Sports in a year full of uncertainty. 


Virtual Division IA - The University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Rebels of The University of Nevada Las Vegas bring a game-day experience like no other! 

The team brought the heat earning first place with a 95.54 last year while competing virtually to top the DIA competition. The Rebels have been undefeated in Division IA since the introduction of the Game Day Championship and will be competing for their fifth-straight title in 2022. The Rebel Girls and Co. have also earned four titles in the Division IA Hip Hop competition. The teams' hip-hop training brings the entertainment factor to their game days in Las Vegas and you can expect an unforgettable performance with high energy when the Rebel Girls and Co. take the stage at the championship in Florida!

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Division I - Grand Canyon University

The Grand Canyon University Dancers took the stage in Florida for the first time in 2019 and have secured three-straight championship titles. The Lopes brought the hype from their one-of-a-kind game day routine to the competition and earned a 92.5 to top the DI competition last year. 

From the start of the Purple Pre-Game, The Lopes put on the biggest party in college basketball. Their fun themes matched with precise performance training ensure you'll never know what to expect when GCU takes on Game Day! 
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Division I Virtual - University of Nebraska Omaha

The University of Nebraska Omaha showcased an incredible routine to earn their first UDA College Game Day title virtually in 2021. The Mavs topped Division I with a Final Score of 93.5917!

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Open - St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University has been dominating the UDA Open Game Day division for the last few years. The Minnesota team has taken the top spot in the competitive division two years in a row and we can't wait to see what traditions they include in their spirited routine this season!

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Open Virtual - Endicott College

Endicott College earned their second UDA National Championship title and their first in the Game Day divisions in 2021 with an impressive performance in the Open Virtual Game Day division!

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As these teams compete for glory yet again in their respective divisions, other incredible programs are perfecting their styles to shake up the standings. Take a look at 8 more fan-favorite routines from last year's championship here!