CHEERLEADERS WILL KICK OFF MEAC TOURNAMENT ON MARCH 9TH
The Hawks cheerleaders will bring school spirit to Norfolk for the MEAC tournament
The Hawks cheerleaders will bring school spirit to Norfolk for the MEAC tournament

Feb. 28, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — All winter long, the UMES cheerleading squad has been among the Hawks’ most enthusiastic supporters throughout the basketball season and beyond. Now they will have the chance to show they are among the most enthusiastic supporters in all the MEAC when they perform at the Annual Cheerleading Championships on March 9th, the day before the MEAC basketball tournament in Norfolk, Virginia.

According to the MEAC, the Cheerleading Championship features competitive squads from the conference’s member institutions showcasing their talents through jumps, partner stunts, pyramids, tosses, tumbling, and motion and dance routines.  Along with the participating MEAC Institutions, area middle and high schools, as well as recreational cheerleading teams will be performing.

The event will take place at Echols Hall on the campus of Norfolk State University. The Cheerleading Championship is set to at 5:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on MEACsports.com. Fans can purchase tickets at the NSU Ticket Center, Monday-Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Tickets can also be purchased at (737) 823-9009 or online at www.nsuspartanstickets.universitytickets.com.  Tickets are $8 for adults or $5 for children 12 and under.

UMES will be bringing fourteen cheerleaders to Norfolk along with a mascot. Students participating are Chelsea Atkinson, Christina Batts, Jasymne Carter, Kalesa Davis, Emaunie Hall, Detia Hilliard, Diamond Kennedy-Webb, Dasia Moore, Imani Pope, Breyon Smith, Jyla Stevens, Brandy Tankard, Tanesha Williams, Terria Wright and Jordan Ward.

After participating in the cheerleading competition, the students will head to Norfolk Scope Arena to cheer on the school’s basketball teams in the MEAC tournament, with first round games either on March 10th or 11th. Tickets for the basketball tournament can be ordered thru umeshawks.com or at meachoops.com.