July 15, 2010

ISLANDER SPIRIT SQUADS HEAD OFF TO CAMP THIS WEEKEND

After spending the past two weeks preparing for camp, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi spirit squads head to Texas State this weekend to attend UCA cheer camp and UDA dance camp in San Marcos.

Under the direction of Melanie Lowry and Brittany Smalley, the teams have been developing routines the past two weeks to ready themselves. Last season, the dance team qualified for UDA Nationals at the meet, while the cheer team will look to improve on its three top honor selections.

"The dancers have been practicing on their routine to qualify for nationals all summer long and it is the hardest one to date," said Lowry. "The cheerleading squad has also set high this year. We have gone from an all-girl squad to a co-ed squad which should really help. The talent level is higher this year prior seasons. The team is hoping to once again dominate in their division at camp."