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2016 NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance All-America Teams Announced

March 01, 2016
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has revealed the 2016 NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance All-America teams, the national office announced Tuesday. Athletes perform stunts in front of the qualifying competition judges and receive scores based on the quality of their routine. The performers must accumulate a predetermined score in order to achieve All-America status.

Baker (Kan.) led all schools with four athletes named All-America in the dance category. East Division winner, St. Ambrose (Iowa) and Aquinas (Mich.) (East Division runner-up) had two athletes named to the list each.

On the cheer side, South Division winner Oklahoma City led all teams with seven athletes named and Midwest Division winner Martin Methodist (Tenn.) had four athletes awarded All-America status.

Competitive Cheer and Dance is in its second year of invitational status by recognizing their first all-Americans. The 2016 NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance Invitational will take place on March 11-12 at the Quad City River Center in Davenport, Iowa.

For more information on NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance, click here.

2016 NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance All-America Team
*Sorted by School

Dance    
Name School Division
Alison Alderman Aquinas (Mich.) East
Kassidy Boldt Aquinas (Mich.) East
Alison Prather Baker (Kan.) South
Allie Howland Baker (Kan.) South
Kaitlyn Stout Baker (Kan.) South
McKenzie Kula Baker (Kan.) South
Natalie Schievelbein Grand View (Iowa) North
Devon Wetteland Hastings (Neb.) North
Deven Muhammad Midland (Neb.) North
Lydia Berry Missouri Baptist Midwest
Madeline Soave Siena Heights (Mich.) East
Haley Horstmann St. Ambrose (Iowa) East
Katie Pongratz St. Ambrose (Iowa) East
     
Cheer    
Name School Division
Kim Dade Concordia (Mich.) East
Jennifer Chudey Lourdes (Ohio) East
Keye Matthews Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Midwest
Yuta Kajisa Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Midwest
Chris Alexander Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Midwest
Jessie Horton Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Midwest
Cara Nakayama Midland (Neb.) North
Kara Mickle Oklahoma City South
Victoria Vaughn Oklahoma City South
Taylor Glaspie Oklahoma City South
Karly Judkins Oklahoma City South
Alyson Gerde Oklahoma City South
Danny Mizufuka Oklahoma City South
Haley Moreno Oklahoma City South
Gabrielle Guilfoyle St. Ambrose (Iowa) East

 
Honorable Mention

   
Kelsey Walker Grand View (Iowa) Dance
Natalie Bernero Hastings (Neb.) Dance
Tessa Pendergast Hastings (Neb.) Dance
Stephanie Fuller Lourdes (Ohio) Cheer
Mikenah Rieken Midland (Neb.) Dance
Rochelle Olson Midland (Neb.) Dance
Erin Oliver Morningside (Iowa) Dance
Alysson Johnson Oklahoma City Dance
Kara Mickle Oklahoma City Dance
Lexa Crawford Oklahoma City Dance
Kourtney Ouellette Siena Heights (Mich.) Cheer
Lauren Nowak Siena Heights (Mich.) Dance
Lauren Fultz Siena Heights (Mich.) Dance
Anna Pranckus St. Ambrose (Iowa) Dance
Emma Peeler St. Ambrose (Iowa) Dance
Samantha O’Malley St. Ambrose (Iowa) Dance