STUNT Granted Emerging Sport Status at NCAA Level | Sports Destination Management

STUNT Granted Emerging Sport Status at NCAA Level

Jan 18, 2024

On January 13th at the 2024 NCAA Convention in Phoenix, AZ, the Division III membership elevated STUNT to NCAA emerging sport status. With the previous passage by Divisions I and II, STUNT is now an emerging sport across all divisions of the NCAA.

"This monumental vote brings all of the NCAA divisions together and is historic for all of our STUNT programs," said Lauri Harris, Executive Director of USA Cheer. "We couldn't have done this without the amazing support from administrators, coaches, athletes, officials, the NCAA, and fans of STUNT."

Today's actions further expand the opportunities for female student-athletes at the collegiate level and the great work of Title IX. We are excited about moving forward with our next goal of championship sport status!"

62 colleges and universities currently offer STUNT as part of their athletic programs, and we’re excited about the growth across the country.

STUNT was created to meet the interests and abilities of young women with the skillset of cheer. STUNT is for all ages including youth, high school, and college. Now, these athletes have something special to look forward to being a part of a collegiate sport with the NCAA in all divisions. 

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