Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
CCSJ earned a score of 101.67 out of 120 points. In second place was Siena heights with 97.667 and rounding out the top three was Lindenwood University - Belleville with 92.167. Aquinas College finished 4th, Missouri Baptist finished 5th, Cardinal Stritch finished 6th, and Stephens College finished 7th.
“The dance team was really determined to earn this spot going into the competition. We were focused, ready, and geared toward this win. We focused a lot of timing, performance, and hitting all of our leaps, turns, and tricks all in sync,” said Coach Prill.
“We are very excited about the accomplishments we have had this year. We are happy to represent CCSJ at the National Invitational. Over the next few weeks we will focus on improving our score, increasing our degree of difficulty, and focusing on hitting all of the tricks,” added Prill.
CCSJ’s Jessica Moore earned NAIA Dance All-American. This is the first time in school history CCSJ has won a regional competition and produced an All-American.
Following CCSJ was Siena Heights in 2nd at 94.67, Cardinal Stritch in 3rd, and rounding up the competition was Aquinas in 4th. “
After a week of cleaning and working on our endurance, the girls really performed well. They fixed a lot of errors from last week and left the floor very happy in how they performed. We increased our technical skills and execution and our overall technique on the score sheet which helped us,” said Coach Prill.The Crimson Wave will get ready this week as they prepare for regionals on Saturday, February 21st at Siena Heights University. CCSJ will compete for a bid to the NAIA Cheer and Dance National Invitational at Midland University on March 13th and 14th.
CCSJ came away with a first place win over both schools with a final score of 107.75 out of a 120 points. This is the second competition in a row the ladies have received a first place finish.
“Today's performance was very difficult as we made some changes from last week to add more elements to our piece. The girls made a few minor mistakes but nothing we won't be able to clean up before our next competition. The girls have been improving every week. We will continue to build our endurance, cleaning our technique, and working on our performance skills,” said Coach Prill.The Crimson Wave will travel to Aquinas College next Sunday for their last regular season competition before they head back to Siena Heights for Cheer and Dance NAIA Regionals. CCSJ will compete in hopes to earn a bid to the NAIA National Invitational at Midland University.