History was made at the The 6th Annual NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship!
The Xavier University of Louisiana Competitive Cheer Team won the 2022 crown with the highest point total in NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship history. They did this after coming in fifth place last season.
The victory was the first by a HBCU school at the competition.
Xavier qualified for the championships from a field of eight automatic qualifiers and seven at-large bids. The team made its second-straight appearance in the competition after completing the preliminary rounds on Mar. 1.
The NAIA is the only athletics association to offer a national championship in this sport. Competitive Cheer and Dance became the 24th and 25th National Championships in the history of the Association, announced April 16, 2016 at the 75th annual NAIA National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. Competitive Cheer and Dance is the first to earn national championship status in the NAIA in a span of 22 years – NAIA Women’s Golf became a championship sport prior to the spring of 1995.