Lourdes University's competitive cheer squad has earned an at-large bid for the 2014 NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance National Invitational which will take place on March 15 at Abe Lemons Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. Oklahoma City University is the host for the national championships.
Joining Lourdes in the cheer event are Aquinas, Concordia (Mich.), Graceland, Lindenwood-Belleville, Martin Methodist, Midland, Missouri Baptist, Missouri Valley, Oklahoma City, Siena Heights, and Saint Gregory's. There were three automatic bids handed out from last weekend's regional championships along with nine at-large selections.
Competition in the NAIA Cheerleading and Dance Championships is expected to start 10:30 a.m. EST. Cheerleading, dance, and mascot competitions will be held, with the cheer finals slated for 2:30 p.m. EST, dance finals at 4 p.m. EST.