National champion YoUDee, with the UD Dance Team.
Local Students Among Best at National Championships
2012 Jan 24YoUDee, the first mascot in the First State, finished first and the University of Delaware cheerleading and dance teams placed near the top at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College Cheerleading and Dance National Championships, held Jan. 13-15 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. For the fourth time in 11 years, YoUDee won the UCA's open mascot division, finishing ahead of Villanova, Tennessee Tech and Arkansas State universities. The UD cheerleaders finished second in the Division I championships and the dance team, also in Division I, took second place in the hip-hop finals and ninth in the jazz finals. Students competing on the UD teams from our area included: