The Alma College cheer team attended NCA College Camp in Louisville, KY July 28-31 and earned a "Gold Paid Bid" to Nationals, which takes place April 2014 in Daytona, Fla. The bid is the highest a team can earn and means that the National Cheer Association will pay for the team to go to Nationals.
"I am still in shock over the rapid growth of this program!" said Alma Head Coach Michelle Sabourin. "These girls really gave it everything that they had at camp, and it was amazing to see it pay off in a big way!"
Alma was one of four teams to earn a Gold bid out of 17 teams competing at the qualifying camp in Kentucky in July. Alma's Rally and Game Day cheer routines took first place, competing against teams such as the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.
Below are some highlights of the team's competition in Louisville: