What did it take to get to the national stage? Practice, practice, practice. And loads of perseverance. Because, on top of rigorous rehearsals, these athletes take 18 credits as history, forensic science, behavior analysis, performing arts, and business majors. Work part-time jobs. And join other SSU clubs and organizations. Some even help support their families.
Says Coach Grant, “What these students do is so difficult. They have all this responsibility resting on their shoulders, but they keep believing in themselves.”
Even when injuries and obstacles sank morale just two days before competition, the squad never stopped working and pushing and fighting. Instead, when they performed in Atlanta, they left it all – their worries, their fears, their doubts – off the floor. Stunting, tumbling, jumping, tossing, and dancing their way into the title.