Polk State Cheerleaders Finish Ninth in Nation

Polk State Cheerleaders Finish Ninth in Nation

WINTER HAVEN - The list of Top 10 cheerleading teams in the country now includes Polk State College.

In their first appearance at the Cheersport National Cheer and Dance Competition, the Polk State Eagles finished ninth in the nation.

The Cheersport event took place Feb. 18 and 19 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Polk State competed against 12 teams, including Michigan State University and the University of Georgia.

Head Cheerleading Coach Brittany Carson said the weekend was a success and only just the beginning.

"We're only a third-year program, but we're already ninth in the nation. We're a team on the rise," she said.

"Our students were competing against Division 1 schools, and they really held their own."

Carson added that the team is grateful for the support it received from 40 or so fans who traveled to the competition, as well as the support it receives from the Polk State College Athletics Department.

Oct 31
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
at Florida Southern College
Closed Scrimmage Lakeland, Fla.
Nov 04
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, Fla.
Nov 07
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Daytona State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 14
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
at College of Central Florida
Ocala, Fla.
Nov 18
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 19
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
ASA College (Miami)
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 21
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, Fla.
St. Petersburg 9-0 20-7
Polk State 5-4 18-13
Hillsborough 2-7 9-19
State College of Florida 2-7 7-19

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