DANCE SENSATION

WCU squad places third nationally

Dance

Competing against 20 Division 1 teams, the WCU Dance Team made the finals in the National Cheerleaders Association/National Dance Alliance’s annual Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships, held this year at Daytona Beach, Florida, on April 8. The Catamount squad placed third – WCU’s best results to date – performing a contemporary jazz routine dedicated to the mother of junior dancer Kristan Dotson, Teresa Dotson, who lost her battle with colon cancer last year. The squad is coached by Lindsi Cauley ’13, Amy Manshack and Jessica Graning, assistant professor and academic coordinator of clinical education in WCU’s Department of Physical Therapy.