|Morgan State Bears Win Third Consecutive Cheerleading Championship||< All News|
Sunday, March 10, 2013
by Sahar Rashid
Norfolk, Va., March 10, 2013 - Morgan State University won the 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cheerleading Championship Sunday evening on the campus of Norfolk State University.
The cheerleading championship was the second event of the 2013 MEAC Basketball Tournament after the MEAC Head Coaches Basketball clinic that took place on Saturday.
The Lady Bears captured first place honors for the third consecutive year while Howard University placed second and Hampton University finished third in the overall team performance.
Morgan State Coach Kim Watkins, who is in her 21st year, said of the win, â€œIt feels great, we were sweating a little bit, we werenâ€™t sure which way it was going to go but we had a great routine. It wasnâ€™t perfect, but we executed it to the best of our ability and I think our girls did a great job. They finished it out very well. We were able to recover well.â€
Amber Roberson of Morgan State University won the gold in the All-Star Division while Sabrina Robinson of Norfolk State was second and Camille Holly of Howard was third.
"It feels great, and because Iâ€™m always stressing when people tell you that cheerleading isnâ€™t a sport, you donâ€™t have to argue with them," said Robinson. "They have to come to events like this to see that competition is a sport. I donâ€™t care what anyone says. It isnâ€™t an activity, itâ€™s a sport. Itâ€™s fun, itâ€™s hard work, but if you love what you do you donâ€™t mind the hard work because it pays off in the end."
2013 MEAC Cheerleading Championship Results:
1st place: Amber Roberson, Morgan State University
2nd place: Sabrina Robinson, Norfolk State University
3rd place: Camille Holly, Howard University
1st place: Morgan State University
2nd place: Howard University
3rd place: Hampton University