STUNT in the News

STUNT advances to the final stage for NCAA Emerging Sports for Women Status
August 10, 2021
USA Cheer shares today that the NCAA Division II and III Councils will sponsor legislation to add STUNT as an emerging sport for women in their respective divisions. The legislation will be up for a member vote at the January 2022 NCAA convention. The Division I Council is expected to consider similar legislation at their meeting in October 2021.

Oklahoma Baptist University to host 2021 College STUNT National Championship
March 18, 2021
USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S., will host the D1/D2 2021 College STUNT National Championship at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla., on Friday, April 30, 2021 and Saturday, May 1, 2021. This annual event, now in its 10th edition, marks the culmination of a 2021 season significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Texas Woman’s University STUNT Hires Former Athlete of the Year Jasmine Owens
Jan 13, 2021
Jasmine Owens, former STUNT Athlete of the Year, has been hired as the inaugural head coach for Texas Woman’s University, a new NCAA Division 2 Varsity STUNT program.

Westcliff University adds STUNT to its Athletic Programs
May 21, 2020
In a season full of cancelled competitions and closed-down campuses, USA Cheer has some welcome good news to share. STUNT, the organization’s all-female sport, has been added to the NCAA’s roster of Emerging Sports for Women. It now begins the climb to championship sport status.

STUNT Receives Emerging Sport Recommendation from the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics
May 12, 2020
USA Cheer, the National governing body for the sport of Cheer, is proud to announce that the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) has recommended to add STUNT as an NCAA emerging sport.

Sports Destination Magazine: An Interview with Lauri Harris on STUNT
May 19, 2020
In a season full of cancelled competitions and closed-down campuses, USA Cheer has some welcome good news to share. STUNT, the organization’s all-female sport, has been added to the NCAA’s roster of Emerging Sports for Women. It now begins the climb to championship sport status.

Hope International Royals to Officially Add STUNT in 2020-21
Mar 31, 2020
Hope International is proud to announce its addition of STUNT as a sport during the 2020-21 academic year and onward.

TRENDSETTER: Centenary Athletics to Add Three New Sports
Mar 26, 2020
Centenary becomes the first school in the state of Louisiana to offer STUNT.

“I am very excited we are bringing STUNT here to Centenary,” said Ellen Reid, Centenary Head Competitive Cheer and Dance Coach/Spirit Coordinator. “Being the first collegiate program in the State of Louisiana is really something special that I think will benefit the college and prospective STUNT student-athletes greatly,” said Reid.

OBU Bison Clinch Conference After Three-Win Day
Mar 7, 2020
Sealing the deal on the conference championship, the Oklahoma Baptist’s STUNT team finished its regular season with three wins against Maryville, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma St. 18-2, 19-8, and 15-10, respectively. Those three wins also earned them the No. 2 spot in the nation.

Alma STUNT Wins Two More at Fontbonne Tournament
Feb 22, 2020
The Alma College STUNT team picked up two more wins on Saturday, defeating Oklahoma Baptist University 12-11 and Oklahoma City University 20-7.

USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT
Feb 17, 2020
Concordia University’s Amy Haney has been named to the position. February 17, 2020 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. that developed the sport of STUNT, along with the College

SBU STUNT Picks Up Three Wins in Opening Weekend
Feb 11, 2020
The SBU STUNT team opened their 2020 season on the road at Oklahoma City. They played in 5 games between Saturday and Sunday, going 3-2 on the weekend.

Concordia Season First Look: STUNT’S 2020 Campaign
Jan 21, 2020
The Concordia University Irvine STUNT team looks forward to being one of the top performing teams this upcoming season. Backed by strong recruiting and a tough schedule in the 2020 season, the Eagles look to make a trip to nationals later in the season.

CBU Lancers to Officially Add STUNT in 2020-21
Jan 13, 2020
“We are excited to provide another opportunity to showcase and provide opportunities to compete for our outstanding female athletes,” Director of Athletics Dr. Micah Parker said. “STUNT participation continues to increase across the nation with D-I athletic departments, including many in the West region. We feel like we have the facilities and coaches to be able to compete successfully right away.”

William Jessup Warriors Announce Launch of 15th Varsity Sport, STUNT
Aug 19, 2019
“Jessup Athletics is consistently pushing the envelope and doing our research to identify the best opportunities for us to grow collegiate athletics at our university,” Athletic Director Lance Von Vogt said. “STUNT is an emerging sport that was birthed right in our backyard at Rocklin and Antelope High Schools. Because of that, we have an amazing recruiting base in Northern California, not to mention STUNT is one of the most exciting sports I’ve come across in a long time.”

2019-20 STUNT Honor Roll Athletes Announced
July 22, 2019 – College STUNT
The College STUNT Association announced their 2019-20 Honor Roll recognizing STUNT athletes who achieved a 3.25 or above GPA.

Ursuline College to Add STUNT 2020/2021
Jun 28, 2019 – College STUNT: Ursuline College Arrows Athletics
“We are excited to add STUNT as our 12th varsity sport. This will give female student-athletes an opportunity to continue their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level. To date, we are one of only three colleges in the State of Ohio to offer STUNT,” said Ursuline Director of Athletics Cindy McKnight. The STUNT team at Ursuline will have the opportunity to be awarded athletic and academic scholarships. The team will hold practices and competitions in the Seidman Gymnasium located inside the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center.

Vanguard University recognizes Vanguard STUNT team in top ten moments of the year at #6
Jun 28, 2019 – College STUNT: Vanguard University Lions Athletics
“We end the first week of the countdown with Vanguard STUNT who reached the National Championships for the first time in their two-year career. The Lions won their final 10 games of the regular season and 12 of the final 13 included overtime upsets of Sacramento State and Concordia University – Irvine. For the teams efforts, Leslie Allen was voted as the Division II Coach of the Year.”

Hanover College to Add STUNT 2020/2021
May 23, 2019 – College STUNT: Hanover College Panthers Athletics
Hanover becomes just the second school in the state of Indiana and the first NCAA Division III institution in the state to add STUNT as a varsity sport. Purdue University is the only other school in the Hoosier state currently offering the program. The Panthers will also join regional Division III institutions such as Alma (Mich.), Hiram (Ohio) and Olivet (Mich.) that compete in STUNT’s Division II/III Conference. A total of 40 schools were listed on STUNT’s website as official varsity programs for 2019.

STUNT Has Potential to Transform Cheerleading Culture
Feb 5, 2019 – High School STUNT: National Federation of State High School Associations
About four weeks into the season and halfway through league play, we started to notice the positive changes in cheer culture at our school. The anecdotes kept coming in from athletes, teachers and parents. A senior team member said, “The football players are asking us when our next game is and if we won last night. They are giving us high fives.” Parents were ecstatic about the game’s fast pace and excited about how much playing time their cheerleaders were getting…”

Hiram grabs first every program victory at DU
Jan 28, 2019 – College STUNT: Hiram College Terriers Athletics
The Hiram College STUNT program competed in their inaugural weekend at Davenport University on Sunday afternoon. The Terriers played three different games, capturing the program’s first victory over Olivet, 14-4, in their first game of the day.

Vanguard University STUNT Announces 2019 Recruiting Class
May 23, 2018 – College STUNT: Vanguard University Lions Athletics
After a successful inaugural season which ended with the Blue and Gold winning three of their final four games, the squad lost four student-athletes to graduation and head coach Leslie Allen has been busy recruiting. The added roster will feature over 40 females competing in STUNT games as well as the addition of a sideline team which will focus on bringing spirit to events across campus. Vanguard STUNT is proud to announce the commitments of 24 new Lions for the spring 2019 roster.

Acalanes and Miramonte STUNT Teams Come to Fore
May 16, 2018 – High School STUNT: Lamorina Weekly
Competitive sports cheer (STUNT) will have as many as 30 girls on the roster. Sallina Boynton (Jazzlyn’s mother and former coach) filled in last year as coach at Las Lomas High School. She will be coaching next year at Acalanes along with her daughter and Caviness and appreciates the difficulty of competitive cheer: “You compete at jumping, tumbling, partner stunts and pyramids There are six levels and three different routines with each level and you have a short window to learn the routines. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. I’m very happy that it’s a sport.”

Anchorage School District is launching STUNT
STUNT cheer is a USA Cheer-sanctioned head-to-head sport with teams competing to win the grand champion title. Stunt cheer removes the crowd-leading element and focuses on the technical and athletic components of cheer, including partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, group jumps, and tumbling.

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