UCA College Nationals 2019 Recap and Results

We were on location at the 2019 UCA College National Championship on January 19-20 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex to watch the top collegiate cheerleading teams from across the country compete for the title of National Champions. This year’s event featured 137 teams, representing 42 states.

As always, all eyes were on the D1A Coed division to see if the University of Kentucky could keep their winning streak alive by taking home their fourth consecutive title. Once again, the Wildcats were able to impress the crowd and the judges with their high-flying pyramids, stunts, and baskets, to win their 24thNational Championship. Much to everyone’s surprise, the powerhouse University of Central Florida cheer team struggled in finals to place 6thoverall, leaving room for The Ohio State University to place second, and University of Alabama to take third. While Kentucky is known for their wins, this is only the second time in history that they have been able to win four years in a row, the previous time being their 1995-2002 string of wins.

In D1A All Girl, Indiana University brought home their sixth National Championship trophy, marking their third win in four years. At last year’s championship, the team finished a disappointing fifth place, and were determined to take back the trophy this season. Indiana has proved themselves to be the top contender in their division, having lost only twice within the last seven years. This year they were able to beat out last year’s winners, the University of Oklahoma, who finished fourth, as well as San Diego State University and Florida State University, who finished second and third, respectively. San Diego State University’s remarkable second place finish came just one year after the team failed to make it to finals, and drove them to push themselves harder than ever to ensure that wouldn’t happen again in 2019.

The weekend’s big winner was the University of West Georgia, who took home National Championship wins in the DII Coed and DI All Girl divisions. Their All Girl team was able to defeat last year’s winners, Morehead State University, who they placed second to in 2018. These wins marked the program’s 6thconsecutive Coed title, and their 23rdand 24thoverall titles.

In DI Coed, last year’s winner, Morehead State University, came out on top once again, bringing home their fourth consecutive title, and 27thoverall title since 1988. Including their All Girl team, their program has now won an unprecedented 45 National Championship titles. They also brought home a national title in the Girls 4 Partner Stunt competition on Friday night.

In the Small Coed DI division, 2018’s first-time winners Purdue University wanted to prove that they were able to do it again. Meanwhile, the University of Memphis wanted to take back the title that they last won in 2017. The battle was on in finals, and ultimately Memphis was able to take the top spot, with Bowling Green State University and Purdue University rounding out the top three.

Wilmington University was on top once again in the Small Coed DII division, proving that they can’t be beat for the eighth year in a row! Drury University took home silver again this year, and Slippery Rock University took home bronze.

Another team with an incredible winning streak is Shelton State Community College, competing in the Open Coed division. Their win from this weekend brings their winning streak into a twelfth consecutive year, beating out their rivals Jones Community College and Iowa Western Community College. Shelton State’s domination has meant that no other team has won in the Open Coed division since way back in 2007!

Over in Open All Girl, The College of New Jersey was able to dethrone Nassau Community College to take home the gold in their division. This marks the end of Nassau’s three-year winning streak, and TCNJ’s third program win. They previously had a two-year winning streak in 2014 and 2015.

This was the second year for UCA’s Game Day divisions, where teams compete their fight song routine, a timeout routine, and a situational (offense or defense) sideline routine. The focus of the Game Day divisions is to lead the crowd like the team would do at football games, so there are limitations on the stunts and tumbling that are allowed during these routines. Squads had the ability to compete in the Game Day division in addition to competing in their regular UCA competition division. These divisions have more than doubled in size since debuting last year, which bodes well for the future of Game Day competitive cheerleading.

View a full list of results from UCA College Nationals below, and congratulations to all of this weekend’s winners!

D1A Coed

  1. University of Kentucky
  2. The Ohio State University
  3. University of Alabama
  4. University of South Florida
  5. University of Oklahoma
  6. University of Central Florida
  7. Liberty University
  8. University of Louisiana Lafayette
  9. University of Cincinnati
  10. University of Minnesota
  11. Louisiana State University
  12. Western Kentucky University
  13. University of Tennessee
  14. University of Washington
  15. Washington State University

D1A All Girl

  1. Indiana University
  2. San Diego State University
  3. Florida State University
  4. University of Oklahoma
  5. University of South Florida
  6. University of Alabama
  7. University of Mississippi
  8. University of Colorado Boulder
  9. Texas State University
  10. Rutgers University
  11. Western Kentucky University

DI Coed

  1. Morehead State University
  2. Eastern Kentucky University
  3. Wichita State University

DI Small Coed

  1. University of Memphis
  2. Bowling Green State University
  3. Purdue University
  4. Hofstra University
  5. University of Delaware
  6. San Diego State University
  7. University of Alabama Birmingham
  8. Grand Canyon University
  9. Western Michigan University
  10. James Madison University
  11. Ball State University
  12. Jacksonville State University

DI All Girl

  1. University of West Georgia
  2. Morehead State University
  3. Sacramento State
  4. East Tennessee State University
  5. Stony Brook University
  6. University of Southern Indiana
  7. Villanova University
  8. Eastern Kentucky University
  9. Monmouth University

DII Coed

  1. University of West Georgia
  2. University of Puerto Rico Bayamon
  3. Pittsburg State University
  4. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
  5. Northwest Missouri State University

DII Small Coed

  1. Wilmington University
  2. Drury University
  3. Slippery Rock University
  4. McKendree University
  5. Trine University
  6. Florida Tech

Open Coed

  1. Shelton State Community College
  2. Jones County Community College
  3. Iowa Western Community College
  4. University of Puerto Rico Carolina
  5. Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

Open All Girl

  1. The College of New Jersey
  2. Widener University
  3. Southeastern University
  4. Avila University
  5. University of Pikeville
  6. Misericordia University
  7. Suffolk County Community College
  8. Rowan University

Game Day Coed D1A

  1. University of Central Florida
  2. University of Tennessee
  3. University of Cincinnati
  4. University of Mississippi
  5. San Diego State University
  6. Washington State University
  7. Miami University Oxford
  8. University of Washington
  9. University of New Mexico
  10. University of Minnesota

Game Day All Girl D1A

  1. University of Nevada Las Vegas
  2. University of Minnesota
  3. University of Mississippi
  4. Bowling Green State University
  5. Temple University
  6. University of California Berkeley
  7. San Diego State University
  8. University of New Mexico
  9. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Game Day Open Coed

  1. University of Delaware
  2. Grand Canyon University
  3. Southeastern Louisiana University
  4. Jones County Junior College
  5. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  6. University of Puerto Rico Bayamon
  7. Drury University
  8. Illinois State University
  9. West Chester University
  10. University of Saint Mary, University of Tennessee Chattanooga (TIE)

Game Day Open All Girl

  1. Hofstra University
  2. James Madison University
  3. Avila University
  4. Slippery Rock University
  5. University of Central Oklahoma
  6. Misericordia University, Widener University (TIE)
  7. Southeastern University
  8. Monmouth University
  9. Cloud State University
  10. Tennessee Tech University
  11. University of Scranton
  12. Fredonia State University
  13. Saint Leo University
  14. Concordia University

Coed Partner Stunt

  1. Weber State University – MeKenzie & Kollin
  2. Texas Tech – Sabrina & Matthew
  3. Morehead State University – Wendy & Dustin

Girls 4 Partner Stunt

  1. Morehead State University – Priscilla, Shelby, Madison & Raven
  2. Bowling Green State University – Carly, Kylee, Alison & Aubrey
  3. California Baptist University – Kacie, Serena, Alexis & Ashley