Alma College Competitive Cheerleading

The Alma College Competitive Cheerleading team competes locally in the mid-west and at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) National Championship in April.

The program is entering its eighth season of existence in the 2019-20 school year and has finished in the top two in its division at the NCA Collegiate National Championships in each of the last six years, including back-to-back national championships in 2017 and 2018.

In addition to its two national titles, the Scots have developed seven All-Americans, all of which have come since 2015. All-American nominees must tryout and execute required skills in jumps, tumbling and stunting, with a high level of expertise.

Alma's season begins every July with a trip to NCA Camp in Kentucky. The team participates in a series of routines in search of a Gold Bid, which will allow them to compete for a championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. in April. The team has earned a Gold Bid in each of the last six seasons and has finished the year in either first or second place each time.

NCA College Nationals Results

2013: 9th Place (All-Girl Intermediate III)
2014: 2nd Place (All-Girl Intermediate III)
2015: 2nd Place (All-Girl Intermediate III)
2016: 2nd Place (All-Girl Intermediate III)
2017: 1st Place (All-Girl Intermediate III)
2018: 1st Place (All-Girl Advanced III)
2019: 2nd Place (All-Girl Advanced III)

Alma College NCA All-Americans

2015: Baily Sopjes and Dom Burke
2016: Bailey Sopjes, Brianne Schafer and Dom Burke
2017: Jillian Jegla
2018: Jillian Jegla

2018-19 Schedule

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Alma College Cheer Invite | 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Friends and Family Pre-National Showcase | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - at NCA College Nationals @ Daytona Beach, Fla. | 10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 - at NCA College Nationals @ Daytona Beach, Fla. | 11:30 a.m.



Cheer Team Earns Gold Bid to NCA Nationals


Cheer Team Earns Gold Bid to NCA Nationals
Cheer Takes Second at Laker Cheer Classic 
Cheer Team Takes Second Place at NCA Championships


Cheer team Earns Best All-Around Award at NCA Camp
Cheer Team Finishes Second at GVSU Laker Classic
Cheer Team Wins Alma College Invite
Cheer Team Leads Field after Preliminaries at NCA Nationals
Cheer Team Wins NCA All-Girl III National Championship


Cheer Team Earns Gold Bid to NCA Nationals
Cheer Team Wins Division at Alma Invite
Cheer Team Wins Laker Cheer Classic
Cheer Team Advances to Finals at NCA College Nationals
Cheer Team Wins NCA Championship


Cheer Squad Takes First in Division at Saints Showdown
Cheer Team Wins Motor City National Championships
Cheer Wins Alma Invitational
Cheer Squad Places Second at NCA Nationals


Alma College Cheer Lands Gold Paid Bid to NCA Nationals at the NCA College Camp in Louisville
Alma Competitive Cheer Kicks off 2015 Season with a Victory at America's Best Championship
Alma College Cheer Finishes Third Out of 22 Teams on First Day of Competition at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship
Alma College Cheer Finishes Second in the Nation


Cheer Team Competed at Qualifying Camp in Louisville, Kentucky and Earned a "Gold Paid Bid" to Nationals
Scots Cheer Team Opened 2013-14 Season with Some Impressive Competitions
Alma College Cheer Hosted a Six-Squad Competition on Saturday Afternoon
Alma College Cheer Team in First after Day One of the NCA Collegiate National Championship
Alma Cheer Finishes Second at the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship


Alma College Cheerleading - The Start of a New Tradition
Alma Competitive Cheer Competing in Louisville
Alma Cheer Competes In and Wins Xtreme Spirit Championships
Alma Cheer Hosted Their First Ever Competition on Sunday
Scots Use Weekend to tune-up for Nationals
Alma College Cheer Team at Nationals
Alma College Competitive Cheer Competed in 2013 NCA College Nationals