UMES cheer squad earns MEAC honors

  • Monday, March 5, 2012

    Adrian Gibbs_2012WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- (March 5, 2012) -- Senior Adrian Gibbs is the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's best cheerleader and helped the University of Maryland Eastern Shore squad win top Co-Ed Division honors Sunday in the 2012 MEAC Cheerleading Championship.

    Those achievements propelled the Hawk cheerleaders into a second-place finish in the overall performance category behind Morgan State University.

    The cheerleading championship is the opening event at this week's 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament being held at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

    According to MEAC championship organizers, the Lady Bears captured first-place "overall performance" honors for the second consecutive year. Howard University finished third in overall team performance. Morgan State, with 10 seniors, also won in the All-Girls Division.

    UMES' win in the Co-Ed Division was a first for the university since the turn of the century. South Carolina State earned the silver and Florida A&M finished in third.

    Gibbs, a 23-year-old exercise science major, won the individual gold in the All-Star Division, while Morgan State's Amanda Ross was second and Carmen Blunt of Hampton was third.

    "This team has come a long way" Gibbs said. "I've never been on a team that worked so hard and deserved this more."

    2012 MEAC Cheerleading Championship Results
    Overall Performance
    1st place: Morgan State University
    2nd place: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    3rd place: Howard University
    Co-Ed Division
    1st place: UMES
    2nd place: S.C. State University
    3rd place: Florida A&M University
    All-Star Division
    1st place: Adrian Gibbs, UMES
    2nd place: Amanda Ross, Morgan State University
    3rd place: Carmen Blunt, Hampton University
    All-Girls Division
    1st place: Morgan State University
    2nd place: Howard University
    3rd place: Norfolk State University

     


    Information for this report was provided by the MEAC Media Relations office.