BVU Adds STUNT to Athletics Program
University is the first institution in Iowa to add STUNT on campus
Buena Vista University Director of Athletics Scott Brown is pleased to announce the addition of STUNT to the University’s Athletics program. The sport will begin on campus this fall, as BVU becomes the first institution in Iowa to add STUNT on campus.
“I continue to be excited about enhancing the student experience on our campus and providing additional opportunities for student-athletes in our department,” says Brown. “To be on the front end of one of the fastest growing sports in the country is a testament to the leadership of BVU President Brian Lenzmeier and his forward-thinking approach.”
STUNT is among the fastest growing female sports in the country and focuses on the skills and technical elements of cheer, including partner stunts, team routines, pyramids, basket tosses, and more. In STUNT, teams compete in a head-to-head performance over four quarters, with each team being awarded points based on its skill execution.
During the 2022 American Rivers Conference Cheer and Dance Invitational in March, BVU won the Cheer Group STUNT category.
“I am thrilled with our administration’s decision to add STUNT as a new women’s varsity sport,” says BVU Head Cheer and Dance Coach Kezia Molinsky. “STUNT is what I have always hoped cheer would look like with more emphasis on the athletic skills in our sport. I am also equally excited for the upcoming NCAA vote in January to grant STUNT emerging-sport status. This is a well-deserved accolade for an amazing derivative of cheerleading.”