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San Diego State cheer wins National Championship

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    Cheerleaders from the San Diego State Aztecs support their team.

    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.

    The Aztecs placed higher than Morehead State University and defending champion University of Memphis, who finished second and third, respectfully.

    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."

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    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