BYU Dance Team Wins 16th National Championship in 19 Years

Cougarettes at the NDA Championships in Florida. Image via

Brigham Young University’s precision dance team, the Cougarettes, walked away from the 2016 NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship with yet another win.

The Cougarettes took first in the Jazz Division 1A competition, which now makes them 16-time national champions since 1997. They clenched the Jazz crown with a score of 9.920. The three-day competition took place in Daytona Beach, Florida from April 7 to April 9. quotes Cougarettes coach, Jodi Maxfield, saying, “I was very proud of the way we performed. We worked hard all year to prepare for nationals and I felt we represent BYU well by winning our 16th national championship.”

In addition to claiming the Jazz championship, the Cougarettes also took runner-up in the Hip Hop Division 1A competition. Check out a video, shared below, of the hip-hop routine the Cougarettes used in the competition.

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