Ohio State Dance Team Claims Double National Championship, Winning Titles in Jazz and Pom

By Kevin Harrish on April 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm
The Buckeyes won a double national title
Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

Ohio State's dance team got that two-for-one special.

The Buckeye dance team competed in this week's UDA College National Championships in Orlando and left with not one, but two national championships, claiming titles in both the Division IA Jazz and Pom divisions for a double national championship.

“This season was unlike any other and I am most proud of the resilience the team showed through an extended season,” said head coach Melissa McGhee in a release. “They did not let circumstances beyond their control define them and pushed through with passion and determination to produce two amazing routines! This was a total program effort – our choreographers and consultants, support staff, administration, parents and alumni all contributed to this year’s success!”

Ohio State topped second-place Minnesota and third-place Tennessee in both events, finishing with a score of 96.42 in Pom and 96.35 in Jazz compared to the Gophers' scores of 94.95 and 95.42.

For the Buckeyes, this continues an impressive run since 2018 as Ohio State has won at least one title every year since then, and six total titles in the past four years. The Buckeyes won both jazz and pom titles in 2018, just a pom title in 2019, just jazz in 2020 and now both again in 2021.

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