Jan. 20, 2008
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Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF cheerleading squad captured third place in the finale of the 2008 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex Sunday night.
UCF was seeded second going into the competition behind the eventual 2008 National Champion Kentucky. Tennessee finished in second place just ahead of the Knights in third.
The cheerleading squad received an automatic bid into the finals, where they performed 15th in the 16-team field.
The UCF cheerleaders won the national championship in 2007 and 2003 and were the runner-up in 2002. The team has finished in the top 10 at the national competion 13 of the last 15 years.
Earlier in the day, KnightMoves placed eighth in the Division IA Hip Hop finals and tied for ninth place in the IA Dance Division. The dance team was ranked sixth going into the finals.
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National Championship Schedule
Friday, January 18
*MASCOT Nationals - Disney's MGM Studios (Indiana Jones Theater)
Knightro - 8th place
Saturday, January 19
*DANCE Semifinals - Disney's MGM Studios (Indiana Jones Theater)
Hip Hop Division - Move to Finals
Jazz Division - Postponed until Sunday
Sunday, January 20 - Finals at Disney's Wide World of Sports
Hip Hop - 8th place
Jazz - T9th Place
Division IA - 3rd place