June 11, 2013

Top Moment #10: Dance Places 11th at NDA Collegiate Championships

CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2013, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2012-13 school year.

Every Thursday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Tuesdays 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 #10: Dance Places 11th at NDA Collegiate Championships

The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Islanders Dance Team and the reigning Division I American Dance/Drill Team Collegiate Champions carried over their momentum into the 2013 season and qualified for the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. on April 10-14. The Islanders placed 11th out of the 21 teams in the Division I Open at the event, which is the largest championship in the world for collegiate cheer and dance. It marked the first year the Islanders qualified for the championships.

On the opening day, the Islanders performed their sassy jazz routine in the preliminary round and received a score of 8.945 to place eighth and advance to the finals.

The Islanders competed against UT Arlington, Marist College, American University, Stephen F. Austin, Southern Illinois University, Charlotte 49ers, Wright State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of New Hampshire, Villanova, Xavier, Georgia Southern University, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State, Bryant, Illinois State, Idaho State, Utah Valley, Wichita State and Sam Houston State who won the division for the second consecutive year.

Click HERE to watch the finals performance under the "Open Dance 2013" tab.

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June 6 - #10: Jasmine Boutte Shines at SLC Indoor and Outdoor Championships

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June 11 - #10: Dance Places 11th at NDA Collegiate Championships