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NATIONAL CHAMPS! UCF Cheer Team Wins Third UCA National Title

UCF beats out Kentucky and Alabama to win first coed national title since 2007

Photo: Derek Warden

For the third time in program history, the UCF Knights are UCA Division I-A Coed National Champions.

Head coach Linda Gooch’s squad bested Alabama by just half a point to secure their third national title and first since 2007. Kentucky, UCF’s annual bugaboo at UCA Nationals, finished third in the event, held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

Watch the routine here:

The moment it happened:

UCF also won the Gameday competition last year, a new competition only recently introduced.

Twitter was, of course, magnificent:

To give an idea of the intense work these athletes - and yes, they are definitely athletes - go through, check out this feature.

The 2003 UCF team was inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame. It stands to reason this team may do the same one day.