ORLANDO, Fla. --- The Cal State Fullerton dance team has done it again, as it claimed its 16th UDA/UCA Collegiate National Championship in Division I Jazz out at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando on Sunday.
For the Titans, the title marks its eighth straight championship, an impressive streak extending all the way back to 2010. Fullerton managed to edge out Hofstra University for the crown, while fellow Big West competitor Long Beach State finished ninth in the event.
"Staying on top brings a lot of pressure year in and year out, but with great choreography by Kendra (Hoffstetter) and talented dancers, we were able to make it happen," said head coach Jennie Volkert. We are so proud of this team and are proud to bring home yet another national championship trophy to Fullerton."
The Titans continue to represent the epitope of excellence and this year was no different, led by senior captains Nicole and Jessica Erickson.
"These girls have proven time and time again to be some of the most hardworking and enjoyable teammates to dance with," the twin captains said. "As senior captains, we couldn't ask for any more as we were able to defend our title for the eighth straight year. With the help of our psychologists we came up with the word "determication" for this season. It stands for the determination to win and the dedication to each other. The team has truly lived out our motto from beginning to end. We are so proud to represent Cal State Fullerton as 16-time national champions."
Fans will have their opportunity to see the 16-time champions perform live on Wednesday, as the Fullerton men's basketball team will take on UC Riverside at 7 pm PST inside Titan Gym.
2016 College Dance Team Championship
Division I Jazz Final Results
- Cal State Fullerton
- Hofstra University
- Northern Arizona University
- University of Delaware
- Southeastern Louisiana University
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Stony Brook University
- Missouri State University
- Long Beach State
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