MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - This past weekend, the Indiana University Southeast cheerleading team won its second consecutive National Championship at the Cheer Ltd. Open College Nationals.

The IU Southeast cheerleaders captured the national championship in the All-Girl Medium Collegiate Division over Western Connecticut State University on Saturday (3/20) evening. To win the championship, IU Southeast competed in Myrtle Beach, S.C. with 17 other schools ranging from NAIA to NCAA Division I.

The team of Grenadier cheerleaders is comprised of 13 student-athletes. This is the second national title cheerleading title for Indiana University Southeast.

IU Southeast also won the CANAM Sportsmanship Award during the three-day competition. The award was given for outstanding sportsmanship by fans, competitors, and coaches during the weekend's competition. A monetary donation will be given to the IU Southeast cheerleading program and to a charity of the team's choosing.This is also the second consecutive year the Grenadier cheerleading program has earned this sportsmanship award.

The trip to nationals was the second for the IU Southeast cheerleading program under the direction of fifth-year head coach Kaelin Abbott (Sellersburg, Ind.).

All-Girl Medium Division Top-4 Results
1. IU Southeast
2. Western Connecticut State University
3. James Madison University
4. Lander University


2009-10 Cheerleading Roster

Name

Cl.

Hometown

Previous School

Becky Kelley

SO

Memphis, IN

Silver Creek

Chelsea Davis

FR

Jeffersonville, Ind.

Jeffersonville

Eden Abrell

SO

Spencer, IN

Owen Valley

Gabby Harvey

SR

New Albany, Ind.

New Albany

Kate Alexandar

SO

Sellersburg, Ind.

Silver Creek

Kirsten McCoy

FR

Jeffersonville, Ind.

Jeffersonville

Krista Mills

FR

Scottsburg, Ind.

Scottsburg

Lauren Becher

JR

Jasper, Ind.

Jasper

Mallory Buonadonna

SO

Crestwood, KY

South Oldham

Megan Conner

JR

Jeffersonville, Ind.

Jeffersonville

 
Kaelin Abbott - Head Coach - 5th season
   
Cheerleading National Champions