Top Performance #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions

Top Performance #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions

CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2014, will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2013-14 school year. 

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

Top Performance #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi dance team was headed to Daytona Beach, Fla. on April 10, to compete in the 2014 National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championships for the second straight year. 

The Islanders went in equipped with a challenging, high-energy contemporary jazz routine featuring choreography that the Islanders said was outside of their comfort zone and unlike anything they had performed before.

In the end it paid off as the Islanders recorded their highest score in program history to win the Challenge Cup with a program-best score of 9.313. The squad earned a final score of 9.100 in the Division I Open, just .74 points behind first-place winner Utah Valley University.

The NDA National Championships are the largest championships in the world for collegiate dance teams. The event hosted 28 divisions and a combined 304 cheer and dance teams.   

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Top Performances:

June 17 - #10: Bourque Leads Islanders to Best SLC Start in Program History

June 24 - #9: Shaw's Explosive Weekend at UIW and ACU

July 1 - #8: Jordan's Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW

July 8 - #7: Baar Wins the Steeple at Southland Championships

July 15 - #6: Nagy Shines in Three-Set Victory over Top-Ranked Opponent

July 22 - #5: Belicek Strikes Out 12 in Two-Hit Shutout vs. Lamar

July 29 - #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions

Top Moments:

June 19 - #10: Islanders Softball Sweeps Lamar

June 26 - #9: Shaw's Late Three Lifts Islanders Past UCA

July 3 - #8: Women's Tennis Victory Over SMU

July 10 - #7: Miller's Golden Goal Leads Islanders to first SLC Win

July 17 - #6: Men's Basketball Beats ORU in Overtime

July 24 - #5: Volleyball Makes History with First SLC Tournament Win