The APSU cheerleading team won second place at the National Cheerleaders Association National Championship in Cheer Division I on Friday, April 12, in Daytona Beach, FL.

Shandy Ellis-Brown, cheerleading coach, said he is proud of the team. He said he started coaching for APSU again about three years ago. “I have seen the biggest improvement of any team in the nation,” he said. According to Ellis-Brown, APSU placed fifth last year.

APSU came in second place behind Sam Houston State University who got a total of 91.78 points while APSU received a score of 90.98 points.
Ellis-Brown attributed their success to having cleaner skills. He said the team had a couple mistakes.

“Our goal is to win next time. Anything other than winning would be a let down,” Ellis-Brown said.