For the fifth time in seven years, the Pasco-Hernando State College cheer team won the state championship title in the College Co-Ed Level 6 division at the American Championships Official Florida Championships Cheer and Dance competition.
The team received a score of 88.78 out of 100, during the Feb. 11 competition at the Florida State Fair.
“We pushed really hard, and the team faced some adversity this semester; however, they pulled together and made it happen,” Sophia Fluellen, the team’s coach, said in a statement.
The team’s next challenge is March 17, when they travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to compete in the Cheer Ltd. Collegiate Nationals at Canam.
The college placed fourth at nationals last year, and fifth in 2015.
“Our sights are always set on improvement — hoping for a first place this year,” Fluellen said.
To view the award winning routine, visit PHSC.edu/athletics/cheerleading.