NAU Dance Sweeps USA Spirit National Championships

2017 USA Spirit Nationals
2017 USA Spirit Nationals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – One national championship was not enough for the Northern Arizona University dance team, and following their triumphant performance at the United Spirit Association Spirit Nationals last weekend, there is no question who the undisputed hip hop queens are.

The Lumberjack dance program clinched their second Division I Hip Hop national title of the season by besting the field at the USA Spirit Nationals held in the Anaheim Convention Center last Sunday. The Lumberjacks, who back in January won the UDA Division I Hip Hop title, successfully pulled off the year's sweep. Furthermore, the win avenged a narrow runner-up finish at last year's championships.

The 'Jacks were not finished though as a third national title – and second for the weekend – was in the cards with NAU claiming first in the Jazz category.

The combined performance was the team's best showing at the United Spirit Association Spirit Nationals since posting back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014. The three national championship wins this season increased the program's all-time total to five.