BYU Dance Team Wins 16th National Championship in 19 Years

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Cougarettes at the NDA Championships in Florida. Image via byucougars.com.

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.

BYUcougars.com 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.

Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.