Stand Up and Be Seen!
When the 2010-11 cheerleading season began, even with Western Connecticut State University replacing more than half of its cheerleaders from a team that had finished second at a national competition the year before, senior captain Amanda Giangregorio wasn't worried.
Turns out she had the right idea.
In late March, Giangregorio and WestConn finished first at the 2011 Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM in the Large Collegiate division. WestConn finished with 123.350 points, beating Competitive Cheerleading at Virginia Tech, and James Madison University, which finished with 119.3 and 117.2 points, respectively.