SSU Becomes First HBCU To Win National Cheerleading Title

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Savannah State Universty’s cheerleading squad has become the first cheerleaders from a historically black college and university, or HBCU, to win a national cheerleading title.

“We are very excited, ecstatic, just a feeling that you can’t explain,” senior cheerleader Morgan Moore told WJCL. “It’s indescribable, it’s just a great feeling to know that we’ve made history at our school.”

According to WJCL, this is the school’s first appearance at the CheerSport Nationals in Atlanta since 2013.

“We didn’t know about it until like the last minute and thought about it when they were presenting the award,” Dathan Gooden, the lone male on the team, told the local station. “And we were just like, oh, we are really, the first HBCU to win this, so we were very, very proud of that.”

The team also got love from “Bring It On” star Gabrielle Union, who took to Twitter to congratulate them.

“They brought it,” Union said.

Congrats to the Savannah State cheerleading team!

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