Twirling to Victory

Twirling to Victory

UGA majorettes pose after winning three national titles at the National Baton Twirling Championships. From left to right, Mary Katelyn Williams, sophomore; KayLeigh Gaines, sophomore; Angel Flournoy, sophomore; Karrissa Wimberley, grad student and feature twirler; Ashley Clark, majorette coordinator; Colleen Murphy, junior; Leslie Koch, junior; Kelly Daniel, sophomore; and Taylor Brown, junior.

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UGA’s majorettes returned from the annual National Baton Twirling Championships with three national titles and recognition as the first team ever to take home awards in each of the main categories. In addition to the national titles, the nine-member team of majorettes took the WOW Award for most entertaining performance of the competition. Individual UGA twirlers who were recognized include team captain Colleen Murphy, a junior from Damascus, Md., who won Senior Team Member of the Year; and Karrissa Wimberley, a graduate student from Tallahassee, Fla., who won three individual titles at the national competition and placed second in this year’s World Baton Twirling Championships.