By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Brenau squad places third in national contest
0601SN-Brenau-cheerleaders
The Brenau Golden Tigers competitive cheer team performs live for WXIA, an Atlanta television station, earlier this year on Gainesville’s town square. The squad recently placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college tournament.

SCHOOL NEWS SUBMISSIONS

The Times will gladly accept articles and photographs about students such as awards, scholarships and events for the School News section published in the Sunday edition as space allows. Make submissions via email to life@gainesvilletimes.com and include a contact name and phone number.

The Times staff will determine what information is publishable and reserves the right to edit all submitted information.
For questions, email life@gainesvilletimes.com.

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University’s Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.

The squad from the Gainesville-based university racked up an 85.05 score at the tournament finals April 11. Davenport University from Grand Rapids, Mich., won the contest with 91.9 points. St. Gregory’s University of Shawnee, Okla., placed second with 88.63 score.

After the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recognized competitive cheerleading as an intercollegiate sport, Brenau was one of the early adopters when it started its team in 2011. In 2012, the all-female team came away from the nationals in Daytona Beach ranked No. 2 in the nation in its class. Last year, the Golden Tigers finished fourth.

Despite its success, the Brenau team is still relatively young. Of the 24 members, only four are seniors and four are juniors.

In early April, Brenau’s coach signed Alyssa Biggs of Commerce to fill one of the four vacancies after May graduation.

Regional events