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In first competitive season since 2011, Thiel College takes first at Slippery Rock competition


In first competitive season since 2011, Thiel College takes first at Slippery Rock competition

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel College Cheerleading squad competed at the CCC Red Hot competition hosted by Slippery Rock University on Saturday.

The Tomcats took first place in the All-Girl Collegiate Level beating out Slippery Rock Club as well as Mercyhurst with zero deductions during the cheer portion of the competition.

Thiel was also recognized for best tumbling throughout the whole competition with first-year students Kara Sokol ’23 and Averi Forsythe ’23 throwing new tumbling passes.

This is the first competitive seasson since 2011 for the team. Following its nine-year hiatus, the team returned to competition on February 1 at Penn-State Behrend.​

The Tomcats will be back in action at the Gannon University Showcase on Sunday, March 29.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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