Viking Cheer Squad Qualifies for Nationals

Posted March 2, 2015

Marshall, Mo. (March 2, 2015)- The Missouri Valley College cheer squad completed at the NAIA North Regional competition at Doane (Neb.) College over the weekend.  The squad placed fourth in the region, but received an at-large bid to the National competition.


At regionals, the Viking cheer squad finished with a team score of 85.67, finishing fourth overall.  The regional champion was Midland (Neb.) University which finished with a score of 90.87.


In addition to the fourth place finish, one Viking earned All-American status.  Freshman Michael Williams (Stockton, Mo.) becomes just the second Viking male cheerleader in program history to earn NAIA All-American honors.


Following the regional competition, the Viking cheer squad received an at-large bid into the NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance Invitational in Fremont, Neb., March 13-14.


"I am very proud of this team, our regional performance was an improvement from our conference performance,” said Head Cheer Coach Jamal Rankins.  "This team has consistently trended upwards in terms of execution from competition to competition, and it will be a good opportunity and reward to showcase at the National Invitational among the 12 best NAIA cheer programs in the entire country."


The Vikings will go into the National competition seeded No. 8 out of the 12 squads.


About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit

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