Texas A&M Cheer Squad claims second national championship

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - On Saturday, the Texas A&M Cheer Squad claimed their second national championship at the NCA National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"It's a feeling like nothing else because all you hard work payed off," said Jacy Andrews, a senior on the squad.

Andrews and her fellow seniors say they've seen the program grow during their college careers. Cheer at A&M only started 18 years ago.

"We've done a huge amount in the last ten years alone. We got our name changed to Cheer Squad. We've won two titles now, so it's crazy to see what this team is doing," said Tia Joseph, the president of the Cheer Squad.

The team knows they won't get the same fanfare as football or basketball, but that doesn't matter. They say the university posted on their social media pages to congratulate them.

"It's exciting to go through school this week and people say like hey congrats I heard again, so it means a lot. We really picked A&M for it's tradition and we love what this school is about so we do this on our own time because we love it," said Joseph.