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Morgan State Wins 2012 MEAC Cheerleading Championship < All News
Sunday, March 4, 2012
by MEAC Media Relations
Morgan State, 2012 MEAC Cheer Overall Champion
Morgan State, 2012 MEAC Cheer Overall Champion

Morgan State University won the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cheerleading Championship Sunday evening at the Joel Coliseum in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

The cheerleading championship is the opening event of the 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament. Tournament games are scheduled for Monday, March 5-10 at the Joel Coliseum.

The Lady Bears captured first place honors for the second consecutive year while the University of Maryland Eastern Shore placed second and Howard University finished third in the overall team performance. In addition to winning in overall performance category, MSU also won in the All-Girls Division.

Morgan State Coach Kim Watkins, who is in her 30th year, stated “We have 10 seniors and this means so much to them to finish their four years this way. This win will also make us work harder because we know we have to be even better the next year.”

In the Co-Ed Division, Maryland Eastern Shore captured first place honors. The Lady Bulldogs of South Carolina State earned the silver and Florida A&M finished in third.

Adrian Gibbs of Maryland Eastern Shore won the gold in the All-Star Division while Amanda Ross of Morgan State was second and Carmen Blunt of Hampton was third.

“This team has come a long way” explained Gibbs. “I've never been on a team that worked so hard and deserved this more.”

2012 MEAC Cheerleading Championship Results:

All-Star Division
1st place: Adrian Gibbs, Maryland Eastern Shore
2nd place: Amanda Ross, Morgan State University
3rd place: Carmen Blunt, Hampton University

All-Girls Division
1st place: Morgan State University
2nd place: Howard University
3rd place: Norfolk State University

Co-Ed Division
1st place: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
2nd place: South Carolina State University
3rd place: Florida A&M University

Overall Performance
1st place: Morgan State University
2nd place: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
3rd place: Howard University

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