PIKEVILLE – For the second straight season, the University of Pikeville cheerleading team won the Mid-South Conference team championship after a stellar performance on its home court on Sunday at UPIKE Gym.
The Bears paced the five-squad field, followed by Campbellsville (Ky.) in second place and Georgetown (Ky.) rounding out the top three. Pikeville also had the MSC Cheerleader of the Year in Jerrica Lambert and Coach of the Year in Jeannie Stone.
For Stone it is back-to-back coach of the year honors, while Lambert gives the Bears two straight cheerleaders of the year after Jaimie Ward took the award last season.
Pikeville’s All Mid-South Conference selections were Lambert and Ali Goff.
The Bears placed the second most student-athletes on the Academic All-MSC list with nine. Those members with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and at least sophomore academic status include Goff, Lambert, Jessalyn Hunter, Josh Little, Klay Maggard, Deressa Prater, Taylor Stone, Ashley Sturgill and Kaci Wilcox.
UPIKE will be back in action on April 9-13 at the NCA College Championships in Daytona, Fla.
1. University of Pikeville
2. Campbellsville University
3. Georgetown College
4. University of the Cumberlands
5. Lindsey Wilson College
All-Girl Partner Stunt Championship
1. Campbellsville University (Rachel Clements, Makayla Asher, Ashley Bates, Morgan Cubert)
Coed Partner Stunt Championship
1. Campbellsville University (David Veramontes, Kassandra Richerson)
2. Campbellsville University (Blake Fields, Audri Wunderlich)
3. Campbellsville University (Joe Blackstone, Ashley Bates)
4. Lindsey Wilson College (Joey Harris, Lizzie Lieske)
MSC Cheerleader of the Year
Jerrica Lambert - University of Pikeville
MSC Freshman of the Year
Kayla Kelly - Georgetown College
MSC Coach of the Year
Jeannie Stone - University of Pikeville
MSC Champions of Character Award
Miwa Matsuo - Campbellsville University