Toledo, OH—St. Ursula Academy (SUA) is proud to announce that its Dance Team earned two prestigious rankings, including a National Championship, at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) national tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports facility in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 2: first in the nation in Small Varsity Pom and fifth in the nation in Small Varsity Jazz.
Small Pom Final - 1st Place
Small Jazz Final - 5th Place
The team competed in a field of approximately 65 national high schools in both categories.
Varsity Dance Team coach Morgan Melchert said, “I can’t begin to describe this feeling. If I had to put this moment into words, they would be ‘simply incredible.’ This championship was a culmination of all our hard work, sacrifice, and true love for what we do.”
Members of the team include seniors Grace Cubberly, Kelly Garrison, Kenedie Morr, and Jessie O'Loughlin; juniors Lanie Herl, Molly Kalucki, Serena O'Loughlin, and Kate Polizzi; sophomores Kailyn Blakeman, Zoe Lay, and Lauren Wainz; and freshmen Reagan Ceglio and Kate Schraeger.