Top Moment #5: Dance Team Takes Title at ADTS Nationals

CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2012, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2011-12 school year.

Every Wednesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Mondays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.

Top Moment #5: Dance Team Takes Title at ADTS Nationals

The Islanders showed their classiness and sassiness and just what they were made of at the ADTS Nationals on March 24. The Islanders topped Northwestern State, which finished just one point ahead of the Islanders at last year's competition.

"I am so proud of our team," Head Cheer and Dance Coach Melanie Lowry said. "All of our hard work this year paid off with today's result. The girls worked so hard and they have earned the right to say that they took first place at nationals. This is a great day for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi and our dance program."

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi scored a 286 at the event. Northwestern State was first runner up at the competition. Soloist Irene Cornejo finished third at the event among 14 individuals among all divisions. The Islanders also collected fifth place in the academic championship for their performance in the classroom.

Top Performances:

June 13 - #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite

June 20 - #9: Terence Jones Scores Career-High 33 in Islanders Win Over Texas State

June 27 - #8: Myles and Taylor Light It Up Against NW State

July 4 - #7: Gonzales' Fireworks Lead Islanders to Win at UHV

July 11 - #6: Mia Matuszak Seals Deal Against Texas State

July 18 - #5: Greta Cecchetti Scores Big Against SFA

Top Moments:

June 18 - #10: Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball Sweep Turkey Tuesday Doubleheader

June 25 - #9: Krista Fenniak Knocks Home an Eagle from 110 yards at Southland Conference

July 2 - #8: Men's Tennis Wins Tight Match Over Cowboys in HEB Tournament

July 9 - #7: Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Start Win Streak

July 16 - #6: Volleyball Makes Program History with Win over McNeese State

July 30 - #5: Dance Team Takes Title at ADTS Nationals