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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.