The San Diego State cheerleading squad finished first at the 2009 UCA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships on Sunday at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida.
San Diego State, which performed ninth in the final round, had to wait until all 13 teams had performed to know its fate. Squads were judged on crowd leading ability, practicality of skills and overall cheer impression.
"Our squad was flawless in the semi's and again in the finals," said cheerleading head coach Jen Kwappenberg. "To have performed so well is a credit to their talent and commitment year round to represent San Diego State. I am thrilled that the ladies brought home the National Championship trophy for Division One All Girl."
Last year, the Aztecs finished in third place behind national champion Memphis and Morehead State.
The UCA College Cheerleading Team Championship will be nationally televised on Feb. 22 on ESPN 2 beginning at 1 p.m. EST.
College Cheerleading National Championships
2009 All Girl Division I Results
1. San Diego State
2. Morehead State University
3. University of Memphis
4. Indiana University
5. Texas State University
6. University of South Florida
7. University of Georgia
8. Mississippi State University
9. University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
10. Central Michigan University
11. University of Nevada - Las Vegas
12. Western Kentucky University
13. Rutgers University