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The Indiana University East competitive cheer and dance teams compete at the NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational April 11-15 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The IU East dance team competes in the NAIA Dance-Small division at 9:02 a.m. on April 12 at Peabody Auditorium.
The IU East cheer team competes in the NAIA All-Girl division at 1:40 p.m. on April 12 at The Band Shell.
Finals are on April 13.
This is IU East's first appearance at an the NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational. This is the first varsity season for IU East's competitive cheer and dance programs.
LAST TIME OUT
The Red Wolves' competitive cheer squad received a silver bid to the NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational after finishing second in the All-Girl Cheer division at the NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance Group 4 Qualifying Event on Feb. 11 at Indiana University Northwest.
The IU East competitive dance team took first place in the Dance Performance competition the same day.
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Other schools in the NAIA All-Girl cheer division are: Oklahoma City University, Missouri Baptist University and Indiana University Northwest.
Oklahoma City won the Cheer-Large Coed division at the 2011 NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational.
Other schools in the NAIA Dance-small division are: Midland University, Wayland Baptist University, Concordia University (Nebraska), Benedictine College and Baker University.
Baker won the Dance-Small division at the 2011 NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
The IU East cheer squad includes Brittany Bloom (Connersville, Ind./Connersville High School), Brooke Cox (Richmond, Ind./Richmond High School), Jami Dingess (Lynn, Ind./Randolph Southern High School), Heather Goble (Dublin, Ind./Lincoln High School), Devan Hoskins (Hagerstown, Ind./Hagerstown High School), Krissy Johnson (Mount Summit, Ind./Blue River Valley High School), Jennifer Lahman (Richmond, Ind./Richmond High School), Mara Pennycuff (New Paris, Ohio/Tri-Village High School), Kristyn Persinger (Liberty, Ind./Union County High School), Ashley Singleton (Liberty, Ind./Union County High School), Kaci Tiemann (Richmond, Ind./Richmond High School) and Morgan Williams (Rushville, Ind./Rushville High School).
The IU East dance team includes Chelsea Amiot (Oxford, Ohio/Union County High School), Shannon Conant (Fountain City, Ind./Northeastern High School), Melissa Davis (Liberty, Ind./Union County High School), Brooke Evans (Centerville, Ind./Centerville High School), Katie Johnston (Liberty, Ind./Union County High School) and Destiny Stonerock (Winchester, Ind./Winchester Community High School)
NUMBERS OF NOTE
More than 5,000 student-athletes will take part in this competition, according to the NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational Press Kit.
FOLLOW THE COMPETITION
Monitor www.iueredwolves.com for results from the NCA/NDA NAIA Invitational.
NCA/NDA information page
Competition highlights will be shown on the CBS Sports Network April 29 at noon and May 6 at noon.