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UHD Gatorettes Compete at Collegiate Nationals

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Gatorettes competed at the 2019 American Dance/Drill Team Collegiate last weekend at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

The Gatorettes began their competition day with three students competing in the Collegiate Small Ensemble Division. Congratulations to Melody Valadez, Karla Lopez, and Kaylan Branch for representing the UHD Gatorettes and finishing as the second runner up.

The Gatorettes also competed as a team in the Collegiate Division II Open Division versus the top collegiate dance teams in the region. Led by head coach Ancheska Parchman, the Gatorettes competed with a Contemporary Dance performance and tied for third place. Congratulations Gatorettes!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.