USI Cheer Team lands 4th place finish at Nationals

Eagles Nest: USI basketball breakdown
Eagles Nest: USI basketball breakdown
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 11:03 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - University of Southern Indiana Cheer recorded a fourth-place finish in the finals of the Open Cheer Small Coed Division competition at the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship Sunday morning at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. 

The Screaming Eagles finished with a final event score of 80.4 in the finals after placing fourth in the semifinal round with a final event score of 80.3. 

Under the direction of fourth-year Head Coach Megan Murphy, USI had to finish in the top 50 percent of the semifinals on Saturday to qualify for Sunday’s finals. 

The Eagles finished fifth a year ago and fourth two years ago, when the competed virtually. They finished fifth in the Small Coed Division competition in 2020.