University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 6, No. 1/1996
Feathered friends flock together

     YoUDee, the Fightin' Blue Hen mascot, and members of the
Blue Hen cheerleading and dance teams are bound for Orlando in
January to participate in the Universal Cheerleading Association
1997 National Championships.
     In preliminary competition, YoUDee was ranked third in the
country and received a paid bid to the finals. Other mascots
winning paid bids to the finals are Aubie of Auburn University,
Wildcat of the University of Kentucky and Ms. Wolf of North
Carolina State University.
     The UD cheerleaders received a Division I fourth-place, paid
bid to the finals and will compete against teams from Morehead
State, Sam Houston State and George Mason universities.
     The UD Precision Dance Team received an eighth-place bid and
also will attend the championships.
     The invitations were based on submitted videotapes that were
then reviewed by judges.
     All the competitions-to be held at Disney-MGM Studios-will
be televised nationally, Jan. 9-11, during prime time on ESPN and