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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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.