Twirlers take titles


The UGA majorettes won two national titles and sophomore Nicole Jensen of Iowa City, Iowa, was named female college feature twirler champion in competitions this past summer.

A part of the university’s Redcoat Marching Band, the majorettes were named the 2012 Collegiate Halftime Show Twirl National Champions and Collegiate National Halftime Champions at the America’s Youth on Parade USA and World Twirling Championships in South Bend, Ind., in July. They also landed a third-place finish in open dance twirls for senior small and senior large. The UGA majorettes also received the WOW Award, presented to the most entertaining college majorette line.

On an individual level, Jensen had a standout performance at the competition, beating out 62 other contestants to become female college feature twirler champion.