MVC Spirit Squads Host Cupid Classic Saturday

Posted February 8, 2014

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Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,




Marshall, Mo. (February 8, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College spirit squads hosted the MVC Cupid Classic Saturday the Burns Athletic Complex. Five schools competed in either the dance or cheer competition at the event.


The MVC cheer squad took home the team championship in the cheer competition, placing No. 1 overall with a team score of 86.10. The Vikings beat No. 2 Central Methodist University which had an 80.55, with Graceland University taking third and Missouri Baptist University coming in No. 4.


In the dance competition, the Baker University dance team took the championship, placing No. 1 overall scoring 108.48, with the Viking dance team placing No. 2 scoring 99.97.


“The team had a hard evening the night before with the loss of a team member to injury,” said Head Coach Kristin Lyming. “But they pulled together and performed well. I was really impressed with their ability to adapt.”


The Vikings will next compete at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championships at Baker University Saturday Feb. 15.


About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit

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