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Top Flames Moment: UIC Dance Takes Third at NDA Collegiate Championships


The UIC Dance Team has placed sixth or higher in three consecutive years at the NDA Collegiate Championships

The UIC Dance Team has placed sixth or higher in three consecutive years at the NDA Collegiate Championships

July 21, 2014

The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), UICFlames.com will rewind and look back on the Top 40 Flames’ Moments from 2013-14. Each sport will be featured over ten weeks as we recap the year that was in UIC Athletics.

Team: Dance Team
Moment:
UIC Dance Takes Third at NDA Collegiate Championships
Date:
April 24, 2014
Location:
Bandshell, Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Fla.

QUICK RECAP
The UIC Dance team captured the third-place trophy in the Division-I Hip Hop portion of the 2014 NDA & NCA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships. Nearly 7,000 competitors from 35 states participated in the five-day event, making this the largest cheer and dance competition in the world.

LARGER PICTURE
- The Flames have now placed sixth or higher in three consecutive years at the championships, earning fourth place in 2012 and sixth last season.
- That excellence has been in place at UIC for more than 20 years when the Flames won their first national title in the mid-1990’s. 
- Since then UIC has placed within the top 10 in at least one category in almost every national competition.   

PREVIOUS TOP MOMENTS:
June 2 - Men's Soccer Posts 1-0 Shutout Against #19 Gonzaga
June 3 - Women's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin for Eighth Straight Win
June 5 - Granderson Opens New Stadium at UIC
June 6 - Ehrhardt Wins HL Women's Athlete of the Year
June 9 - Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year
June 10 - Ogunleye Wins Triple Jump at HL Championships
June 12 - Volleyball's Five-Set Win over Marshall
June 13 - Barlow's 38 Points Clinches Third Place for Flames at Showcase
June 16 - Women's Tennis Defeats Oakland 6-1
June 17 - Smollen Wins Individual Title at Green Bay Dual
June 19 - Ishimaru Wins 200 Butterfly at HL Championship
June 20 - UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic
June 23 - Women's Soccer Completes Roster for Inaugural Season
June 24 - UIC to Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
June 26 - Men's Tennis Extends Win Streak to Three
June 27 - Women's Swimming and Diving's Strong Showing at HL Championships
June 30 - Flames Collect Eighth Straight with 3-1 Win Over Drake
July 1 - Flames Tie Program Record With 11th Straight Win
July 2 - Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue
July 3 - Ehrhardt Earns All-Region Honors
July 7 - Women's Gymnastics Tops Illinois State in Final Home Meet
July 8 - Mwale Wins High Jump at HL Championships
July 10 - Volleyball Wins Five-Set Thriller at Cleveland State
July 11- UIC Defeats March Madness Participant Milwaukee, 80-58
July 14 - Knoppe Ties UIC Career Singles Victories Record
July 15 - Ishimaru and Ciesielski Win HL Weekly Awards
July 17 - Hernandez Earns HL Tournament Batting Champion Award
July 18 - Mangal's 76 Highlights Round Two of Horizon League Championship

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