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Emerald Jazz Make History!
Release: Friday 07/05/2011 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations
The Wright State Emerald Jazz Dance team represented the University and Athletic Department by competing in the 2011 NDA College Dance Team National Championship. The team scored an average 9.418 out of 10 to capture a 4th place national ranking in the Division 1 Open Division after two days of competition. The “Open” division is defined by performing a dance genre of your choice. The team chose jazz and performed to medley of songs from the artist Journey. The event was held this past weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The dance team point total was the highest average score performed by a WSU dance team since the team began competing in the early 90’s! The event yielded 17 cheer divisions and 11 dance divisions with a record 250 teams consisting of over 7000 athletes.

We salute the Emerald Jazz for their talent, hard work and dedication! Congratulations Sarah Miller, Jenny Foster, Alex Haley, Jillian Witters, Mandy Riggins, Amy Sarno, Kendra Kerner, Vanessa Keen, Erin Shouse, Mariah West and Ashley Napier.

Top Five National Rankings

1) Sam Houston State University
2) Weber State University
3) Stephen F. Austin University
4) Wright State University
5) Villanova University

Check out their award winning performance by clicking here.

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