By Georgia Anderson.
I absolutely cannot believe we danced our last home basketball game of the season on Saturday. Seeing the Tigers take down Virginia Tech and hearing from our senior basketball players after the game was a great way to end the season. We are all very proud of our team’s accomplishments. It was a day filled with emotion as our Rally Cat senior co-captains, Erin Ledford and Kelly Walker, enjoyed their last game dancing in Little John Coliseum before the awesome Clemson crowd. For the Rally Cats, it is hard to imagine our squad next year without Erin and Kelly. They bring so much to the team and keep us moving forward with their leadership.
With the regular season over, it is now tournament time! Six of the Rally Cats will be traveling to Greensboro on Friday to support our fourth seeded Tigers in the ACC tournament. After witnessing the intensity they brought to the court on Saturday, I can’t wait to see them bring it in Greensboro. After the ACC, we anticipate seeing the Tigers do their thing at the NCAA tournament. We won’t know the destination or tournament details until Sunday, but wherever the Tigers play in the NCAA tournament, we will be there to support them!
Without halftime and sideline routines to think about, the Rally Cats will be focusing on our national competition twenty-four seven for the next four weeks. We have cranked up our schedules a notch to make sure we’re prepared for the nationals in April. This has been a long week with practice on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as morning workouts Tuesday and Thursday. Needless to say, watching our Tigers play this weekend will be a very welcome break from practice.
Our routine for the national competition is definitely challenging each of us to work hard. However, our team members do a great job of encouraging one another and providing constructive criticism at practices, and this keeps us motivated. I’m so excited about competing in the nationals with such a great group of girls, and I can’t wait to travel to Daytona for the competition in just a few short weeks!