The Midland University Dance team performed a near-flawless routine to seal their second victory in three years at the NAIA Competitive Dance National Championship this March.
The Warriors were the top-ranked team at this year's competition and solidified their tradition of excellence in the routine, thwarting defending national champions, St. Ambrose University, by less than a point to take back the team title they had won in 2017.
"Words cannot express how proud I am of every individual on this team," said Katie Speicher, Midland University Dance head coach. "They have wonderfully sustained the Midland Dance legacy with a winning mentality from the beginning of the season, giving their all at each practice, which was evident in their performance."
Focus, preparation, and consistency represent the recipe to the Warrior's blooming legacy of success, coupled with the exceptional leadership of Katie Speicher, which sets the team apart from the competition, carving out a path of esteemed dance tradition at the university.
Midland University recently invested in acquiring and renovating a space in Fremont to establish a brand-new, off-campus practice facility for the Warriors to continue building out their strong performance foundation, much like the recent expansion in off-site practice space for the Midland powerlifting team.
"It is an honor to coach this group of athletes, and winning the national championship was the icing on the cake to an already phenomenal season," said Speicher.