Cheerleading’s governing body will seek NCAA emerging sport status for “Stunt” format.
Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar comments on the USA Cheer announcement that it has released a new competition sport, which has been tailored to follow Title IX requirements.
“The Women’s Sports Foundation applauds USA Cheer and the cheerleading community for taking steps to create and launch Stunt, a new competitive team sport which provides increased athletic and educational opportunities for young women,” says Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Senior Director of Advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. “This new sport is derived from the skills and techniques of traditional cheerleading. The Foundation supports the establishment of Stunt as an NCAA Emerging Sport and looks forward to its successful implementation at colleges and universities across the country.”