Xavier University Becomes First HBCU To Win National Championship Title In Competitive Cheer
Congratulations to Xavier University's XULA Gold Rush!
March 15, 2022 at 1:58 am
Louisiana’s Xavier University Cheer Team, the XULA Gold Rush, took home the 2022 NAIA National Championship Competitive Cheer trophy with the highest point ranking in NAIA history.
A very special CONGRATULATIONS to my coaching & educational mentor Glenn Caston Head Coach of Xavier University’s @xula_cheer on becoming the 1st HBCU to win the NAIA National Competitive Cheer Title📣🏆. He continues to break barriers & pave the way💛⭐️ #HistoryMakers #HBCU pic.twitter.com/RsVYCvTVzT— alissa perry (@alissainfla) March 13, 2022
The 6th Annual Competitive Cheer and Dance National Championship event featured 15 cheer teams from across the nation held in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at the George Gervin GameAbove Center.
Sports Illustrated reports that the XULA Gold Rush team qualified for the NAIA championships with eight automatic qualifiers and seven at-large bids. After completing the preliminary rounds earlier this month, The Gold Rush made a second appearance in the competition of12 dance teams that competed from Mar. 11-12.