MARTIN, Tenn. – The College of Tennessee at Martin will area a aggressive STUNT program this upcoming season, athletic director Kurt McGuffin has introduced.
STUNT is among the quickest rising feminine sports activities throughout the US and has been beneficial by the NCAA Committee on Girls’s Athletics as an rising sport. A complete of 48 universities at present supply 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 school within the Southeastern states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida to compete in STUNT.
Amber Minton, who lately wrapped up her first season as head coach of the Skyhawk cheer and pom squads, might be oversee the STUNT program.
“We’re extraordinarily blessed to turn out to be the primary school within the state of Tennessee to begin 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 steer the latest varsity sport on campus.”
Created by USA Cheer, STUNT is a self-discipline of aggressive cheerleading that removes the crowd-leading component 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 primarily based on execution. Quarters of a STUNT contest embody companion stunts, pyramids/tosses, jumps/tumbling and a staff obligatory routine.
“The addition of STUNT offers 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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