From its debate team to wheelchair basketball, Alabama’s claim on national titles extends well beyond the gridiron.
CONGRATS ALABAMA ALL GIRL !!!! AGAD ❤️ absolute legends — 2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS — YALL DESERVE THIS !!! @Alabama_Cheer— Hannah Conrad (@Hannah_Conrad) January 20, 2020
shoutout @katie_waldrop for the video (: pic.twitter.com/BWiJ8DCd69
And, this weekend bore that out once again, as the University of Alabama All-Girls squad claimed the UCA Division 1 national title:
Alabama cheerleading took home its second Division 1A all-girl national championship in program history Sunday evening at the 2020 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, winning the competition while also placing second in the co-ed category.
The championship marks the program’s second Division 1A all-girl national title, previously winning in 2015. Since that first national title, the Crimson Tide has placed in the top-three in five of the last six years.
What a night for @Alabama_Cheer! All-Girl takes the UCA National Title and Coed claims the National Runner-Up crown. We couldn't be more proud of this team! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/r9qGZhY9qK— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) January 20, 2020
Not only did the ‘Bama girls claim the crown for major division teams, but its co-ed teams placed second, it’s second runner-up finish the past four seasons.
Congratulations to ‘Bama’s cheerleaders. It is a surprisingly brutal athletic endeavor that has morphed into a competitive sport in its own right.