Texas Southern University Cheer Team makes history by becoming the first HBCU to win national championship


Texas Southern University Cheer Team won a national title, the first time a Historically Black College or University cheerleading team has won the title.

A press release from TSU said the Tigers were solid from start to finish as they opened the preliminary round with a 94.05 performance score, 94.3 raw score,s, and a 23.5125 performance score. In the final round, TSU maintained its consistency and did even better with a 96.1 performance score, 96.1 raw score, and a 95.5875 event score.

“When I first came to TSU, I told the team we’re going to Nationals,” said head coach Shontrese Comeaux. “When we earned our gold bid at NCA Camp, I told the team, ‘It’s time to go to work’. I knew this was the year and the team to get the job done. I’m so proud of them and where we’re going to take the cheer program next.”


Texas Southern Cheerleaders Become The First HBCU to Win a NCA National Championship Title


Summer of 2022, they laid the foundation for the national title with a Gold bid at NCA camp, an All-American award by the mascot Tex the Tiger, second place on overall game day, and overall most spirited.

“Words can’t express how proud I am for our cheer team’s national championship,” said Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Kevin Granger. “They’ve worked very hard for this moment over the past several months. To see the long hours they’ve dedicated come to fruition in the form of a national championship is amazing as I want to commend the coaching staff and team members for their efforts. This team has made history at Texas Southern and everyone apart of TSU nation is proud of their accomplishments.”

The team is set to receive rings and letterman jackets for winning the National Title.


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