Starting today, Thursday, April 7, the Texas Tech Pom and Cheer squads are competing in Daytona Beach, Florida for a National event.

The competitions are being held by the National Cheer Association (NCA) and National Dance Association (NDA) national championship of collegiate cheer and dance through Friday.

"I've never known a group who has worked harder to represent Texas Tech University the way these students have,” said Stephanie Rhode, Texas Tech Spirit Program director. "They have not only participated in 150 appearances throughout this year but they have also practiced three to four times a week while undergoing intense strength and conditioning training three times a week. The work ethic of these students is inspiring."

Live updates will be available on the Varsity website or viewers can watch the event live on CBS Sports Network.