Texas Southern

Over the weekend, The Texas Southern University Cheerleading team made history.

TSU became the first Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) to win a national title at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was the first time in the NCA’s 75-year existence that an HBCU cheer team went home with a championship win.

“When I first came to TSU, I told the team we’re going to Nationals,” said head coach Shontrese Comeaux via HBCU Buzz “When we earned our gold bid at NCA Camp, I told the team, ‘it’s time to go to work’. I knew this was the year and the team to get the job done. I’m so proud of them and where we’re going to take the cheer program next.”

The sports world reacted to the unprecedented win on social media:

“I remember watching these competitions on @espn every year as a kid. It was rare to see an HBCU present,” wrote Barbra Patterson on Twitter. “Congratulations to Texas Southern University cheerleading team.”

“Beautiful congratulations ladies,” said another Twitter user.

“Congratulations @texassoutherncheer for bringing home the W from @ncacheer! They are the first HBCU to win!” wrote Houston Area Urban League Guild.

“S/o to Texas Southern cheer team! First HBCU to win a spirit national title,” said T mac on Twitter.

[Phillip Lewis on Twitter, HBCU Buzz]

About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.