Top-Eight Finishes Highlight U-M’s Performance at UDA Nationals – University of Michigan Athletics

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Site: Orlando, Fla. (Disney Wide World of Sports)
Event: UDA College Dance Team National Championship
Results: Jazz (5th), Hip-Hop (8th)

Complete Results

ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Michigan dance team earned a pair of top-eight finishes in the Division IA jazz and hip-hop competition at the United Dance Association Dance Team National Championship held Friday-Sunday (Jan. 12-14) at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. The Wolverines marked a fifth-place finish in the jazz category and took eighth in hip-hop.

On Friday (Jan. 12) in jazz prelims, U-M scored a 92.9048 to finish second behind the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Maize & Blue secured a spot in the finals on Saturday (Jan. 13) with a score of 94.0635 before closing out competition in the finals with a 94.6349 to place fifth on Sunday (Jan. 14).

On Saturday, U-M slotted in eighth place in the hip-hip prelims (86.714). The Wolverines followed the next day with a score of 87.254 to hold on to the eighth-place spot.

The jazz title was taken home by Ohio State, while Minnesota finished second.

In hip-hop, U-M was the top Big Ten team in the competition in a group that was led by top-place finisher, LSU.

The results duplicate U-M’s outcome from a season ago, matching the places in both hip-hop and jazz categories.

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