Wednesday, March 9, 2016

DANCE: BU to Compete at the 2016 NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance Invitational

 DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Baker University dance team will compete Mar. 11-12 at the 2016 NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance National Invitational at the Quad City River Center in Davenport, Iowa, hosted by St. Ambrose University.

Baker earned an at-large bid into the competition from the South Regional qualifier and will compete at approximately 4:54 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 11. 

Saturday’s March 12, 2016 activities will commence at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony schedule at 2:45 p.m.

There will not be a live video stream of the event, so please visit the official site of Baker athletics for results,

The 2016 NAIA National Invitational is a first in the sport of Competitive Cheer & Dance (CCD). CCD is in the second year of “Invitational Sport” status, which means that at least 25 institutions currently sponsor Competitive Cheer & Dance at an intercollegiate varsity level. The NAIA is the only collegiate Association to declare Competitive Cheer & Dance as an intercollegiate varsity sport.

After the completion of the NAIA National Invitational, the sport will be reviewed by the National Administrative Council (NAC), which governs the NAIA sport status. If approved at that point by the NAC and if the sport meets a minimum of 40 institutions sponsoring the sport at an intercollegiate varsity level, then the sport of Competitive Cheer & Dance would become a NAIA National Championship sport beginning with the 2016-17 season.


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