The Pasco-Hernando State College cheer team won the state championship title in the College Co-Ed Level 6 division at the American Championships Official Florida Championships Cheer and Dance competition at the Florida State Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2017. This marks the seventh consecutive year the PHSC cheer team has competed at the American Championships and its fifth state champion title.
“The team received a score of 88.78 out of 100,” said Sophia Fluellen, head coach and PHSC advisor. “We pushed really hard and the team faced some adversity this semester; however they pulled together and made it happen.”
Fluellen, also a PHSC cheerleading alum, hopes to gain a national title at the Cheer Ltd. Collegiate Nationals at Canam in Myrtle Beach, SC, on March 17 where the team will compete in the Collegiate Small Coed Division. The team placed fifth in their first national appearance in 2015, then fourth place in 2016. “Our sights are always set on improvement—hoping for a first place this year,” said Fluellen.
For more information about the PHSC cheer team and other athletic programs, or to view the award winning routine, visit www.phsc.edu/athletics/cheerleading.
Photo caption: PHSC 2017 cheer team at American Championships. L-R: Top row: Elizabeth Stowers, Adam Hall, Kyle Gaedgens, Scott Howery, Dealaney Allen; Middle row: left to right: Kelli McKenna, Jasmine DeSierra, Marisa French, Nicole Ficarrotta, Sarah Kahn; Bottom row: left to right: Rumiko Sharkey, Amanda Kahn, Hailey Bishop.
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