Southeastern Cheerleaders/Lionettes win awards

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: July 26, 2012

     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University's cheerleaders and dance team, the Lionettes, brought home several awards from the Universal Cheer Association and Universal Dance Association College Camp held recently at the University of Alabama. Both groups won the Most Collegiate in Division I.

     The cheerleaders received first place in fight song, sideline, and cheer in Divisions 1 and 2, large coed, and also received first place overall for Game Day Performance in the same division.

     The Lionettes received a gold ribbon and first place on their home routine in the Open/Division 1 category. The home routine is the dance they bring from home to compete the first night of camp. Additionally, the Lionettes received a gold ribbon and superior trophy on the fight song, all blue ribbons on evaluation routines, and most improved program.

     Roomie, Southeastern's lion mascot, was also recognized as an "up-and-coming program."

     "I'm extremely proud of all spirit group members. They worked very hard prior to camp and it was well worth it," said Spirit Coordinator Paige Lapeyrouse. "I look forward to a great season and expect great things from both the cheerleaders and Lionettes."

     Both squads will compete in the national competition in January in Orlando.

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