UCA College Nationals 2020 Results

133 collegiate cheer teams from all over the United States gathered at Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports complex on January 17-19 for the 2020 UCA College Nationals competition. This year proved to be one for the “underdogs,” with several legacy programs failing to take home a win in 2020.

Perhaps the biggest surprise came in the heavily watched D1A Coed division, where the University of Kentucky was hoping to take home their 25th National Championship (and 5th consecutive championship title) this year. After a few minor bobbles during semi-finals, the Wildcats were sitting in second place, just slightly behind the University of Central Florida. During finals, UCF proved just how badly they wanted a win, with a solid performance, while Kentucky suffered from an uncharacteristic two stunt falls. UCF were able to maintain their first place standing to bring home their first win since 2007, and third win overall. The University of Alabama put out a strong second-place performance, and the University of Kentucky ended the weekend in third.

Another big surprise came in D1A All Girl, where last year’s winner, Indiana University, failed to make it out of semi-finals after a rough performance on Saturday. This left the door wide open for the University of Alabama, who were out for redemption after a disappointing 6th place finish at last year’s competition. That strive for redemption earned them the top spot this year, with the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State University rounding out the top three. This was the first win for Alabama since their historic double-win in D1A Coed and D1A All Girl back in 2015.

Another underdog story came in the All Girl DI division, where a tie for first place left one team heartbroken after UCA used their tie-breaker rule to crown a singular champion. The University of West Georgia had some errors in their finals performance that left them with 3.5 points in deductions, while Sacred Heart University earned the same score with only 1 point in deductions, making Sacred Heart the new National Champions. This came as a huge win for SHU, who earned their first-ever program win.

Drury University also celebrated their first-ever program win this weekend, besting their competition in the Small Coed DII division after a zero-deduction performance in finals. They were able to break Wilmington University’s 8-year winning streak, after finishing second to WU for the past three years.

Several teams were able to keep their winning streaks alive, including Morehead State University in DI Coed, who won their 5th consecutive title and 28th overall title. University of West Georgia continued their 7-year winning streak in DII Coed, marking their 25th national title. In the Open Coed division, Shelton State Community College claimed their thirteenth consecutive win, with no other team winning the division since way back in 2007! The College of New Jersey and University of Memphis were both able to take home their second consecutive wins in the Open All Girl and Small Coed DI divisions, respectively. This was the fourth national title for both TCNJ and Memphis.

Congratulations to all of this year’s competitors, and a special congrats to all of this weekend’s winners!


  1. University of Central Florida
  2. University of Alabama
  3. University of Kentucky
  4. The Ohio State University
  5. University of South Florida
  6. University of Tennessee
  7. University of Oklahoma
  8. University of Cincinnati
  9. University of Hawaii
  10. University of Mississippi
  11. Rutgers University

D1A All Girl

  1. University of Alabama
  2. University of Oklahoma
  3. San Diego State University
  4. University of Mississippi
  5. Florida State University
  6. University of Alabama – Birmingham
  7. University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  8. Rutgers University
  9. University of Massachusetts – Amherst


  1. Morehead State University
  2. Missouri State University – Springfield
  3. Eastern Kentucky University

All Girl DI

  1. Sacred Heart University
  2. University of West Georgia
  3. Eastern Kentucky University
  4. Morehead State University
  5. Villanova University
  6. East Tennessee State University
  7. University of Rhode Island
  8. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Small Coed DI

  1. University of Memphis
  2. Grand Canyon University
  3. Southeastern Louisiana University
  4. Hofstra University
  5. San Diego State University
  6. Bowling Green State University
  7. Ball State University
  8. University of Delaware
  9. University of Minnesota


  1. University of West Georgia
  2. University of Puerto Rico Bayamon

Small Coed DII

  1. Drury University
  2. Wilmington University
  3. Midwestern State University
  4. Shorter University
  5. University of Southern Indiana
  6. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  7. Trine University
  8. Coastal Alabama Community College

Open Coed

  1. Shelton State Community College
  2. Jones County Junior College

Open All Girl

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

D1A Game Day

  1. University of Tennessee
  2. University of Cincinnati
  3. University of Mississippi
  4. San Diego State University
  5. Purdue University
  6. University of Memphis
  7. Boise State University
  8. Texas State University
  9. University of Washington
  10. Michigan State University

D1A All Girl Game Day

  1. University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  2. Temple University
  3. University of Mississippi
  4. San Diego State University
  5. University of New Mexico
  6. University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  7. Bowling Green State University
  8. University of Louisiana Monroe
  9. Georgia State University

Open Coed Game Day

  1. University of Delaware
  2. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  3. Jones College
  4. Grand Canyon University
  5. University of Puerto Rico Bayamon
  6. Wichita State University
  7. Northwest Missouri State University
  8. Southeastern Louisiana University
  9. West Chester University
  10. Slippery Rock University
  11. Coastal Alabama Community College
  12. Tennessee Tech University

Open All Girl Game Day

  1. University of Rhode Island
  2. Hofstra University
  3. Sacramento State
  4. Misericordia University
  5. James Madison University
  6. University of Scranton
  7. Avila University
  8. St Cloud State University
  9. Widener University
  10. Long Island University
  11. Missouri Southern State University
  12. William Paterson University
  13. University of Mount Union