February 9, 2009

Sassy Cats Dance Team Makes History at UDA Nationals Competition

submitted by Ashley Cerame

ORLANDO, Fla. -For the first time in club history, the Georgia College & State University Dance Team made it to finals at the UDA Nationals Dance Team Competition. The competition was held at Walt Disney World from Jan. 16-19.

The Sassy Cats competed against 24 other dance teams in the Open Hip Hop Division. The team performed in the semi-final round and was chosen to the top-16 teams moving on to the finals. After dancing a second time and the judge's scores were in, the team found out that they had placed 14th in the nation.

"We were extremely excited for placing so high," said captain Ashley Cerame. "We all have put a lot of hard work, time, and energy into the dance and we were glad to see that our efforts paid off."

The team members would like to thank their advisor Doris Henderson, choreographer CiCi Kelley, all their sponsors, family and friends who supported and helped them throughout the year.

The performance can be viewed on the Internet at www.varsity.com and will be aired on ESPN2 Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. and March 19 at 3 p.m.

Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.