MARTIN, Tenn. – The College of Tennessee at Martin will discipline a aggressive STUNT program this upcoming season, athletic director Kurt McGuffin has introduced.
STUNT is likely one of the quickest rising feminine sports activities throughout the US and has been really useful by the NCAA Committee on Girls’s Athletics as an rising sport. A complete of 48 universities at present provide the game because the Skyhawks would be the 10th program so as to add STUNT in 2021. UT Martin is slated to be the primary faculty within the Southeastern states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida to compete in STUNT.
Amber Minton, who not too long ago wrapped up her first season as head coach of the Skyhawk cheer and pom squads, will probably be oversee the STUNT program.
“We’re extraordinarily blessed to turn out to be the primary faculty within the state of Tennessee to start out a STUNT program,” Minton stated. “It is an thrilling time shifting ahead and I can’t thank UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Keith Carver and Skyhawk athletic director Kurt McGuffin for the chance to guide the most recent varsity sport on campus.”
Created by USA Cheer, STUNT is a self-discipline of aggressive cheerleading that removes the crowd-leading ingredient and focuses on the technical and athletic elements of cheer. STUNT options two groups in a head-to-head four-quarter competitors in a 45-60 minute occasion that’s scored based mostly on execution. Quarters of a STUNT contest embody accomplice stunts, pyramids/tosses, jumps/tumbling and a staff obligatory routine.
“The addition of STUNT gives us a novel alternative to showcase extra of our feminine student-athletes,” McGuffin stated. “STUNT exercise on the collegiate panorama continues to be on the rise and we’re wanting ahead to getting began this upcoming season.”
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