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UK Cheerleaders Place Third at Nationals; Dancers Fifth in Hip-Hop


LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Cheerleaders finished in third place at the 2020 Universal Cheerleaders Association finals Sunday in Orlando, Fla.


Competing among the Division IA Coed squads, Sunday night's performance added another national finish for UK Cheer. UK has won 24 championships in the last 36 years and were coming off four straight titles from 2016-19. UK also has six runner-up finishes over the years.


In addition to the third place entry by the cheerleaders, UK had two other national finishes during the weekend. The Dance Team, coached by Dawn Walters, was entered in two categories, placing fifth in the country in both the Game Day and Hip-Hop competitions sponsored by the Universal Dance Association.


Photo by Jamie H. Vaught

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