Xavier Dance Team Places Program Highest 5th in Nation

April 16, 2010

The Xavier University Dance Team was named 5th in the nation in the NDA Collegiate Championship in Florida in April. They compete in the Open Division I. During the school year, the squad practices eight hours a week. In addition, they do numerous performances and fundraisers. Team members are also required to do an additional hour of cardio conditioning each week. They have performed at Reds games, Xavier Club Football games, XU men’s and women’s basketball games, and area high school basketball games. Coaches Steve Chapla and Erica Carey lead the team. “The team is dedicated and works really well together!” says Chapla.

Members of the Xavier Dance Team are:

(40065) Gretchen Hochstrasser, 18, of Shelbyville, KY is the daughter of Emil & Beth Hochstrasser. She is a freshman sport marketing major.

(41091) Samantha Edwards, 18, of Union, KY is the daughter of Richard & Jody Edwards. She is a freshman natural sciences major.

(43140) Alexa Baumann, 21, of Columbus is the daughter of Mark and Angi Baumann. The junior special education major attended Bishop Ready HS.

(44133) Victoria Masny, 18, of N. Royalton, OH is the daughter of Walter & Lydia Masny. She is a freshman accounting major, with minors in Spanish and communication arts.

(44149) Gabrielle Patsey, 18, of Strongsville, OH is the daughter of Bruce & Darlene Patsey. She is a freshman marketing major with a minor in Spanish.

(45039) Emily McCracken, 21, of Maineville is the daughter of Pat & Mike McCracken. A senior social work major, she attended Kings HS.

(45233) Becca Lipps, 20, of Cincinnati is the daughter of Jerry and Patty Lipps. The sophomore art major attended Oak Hills HS.

(45238) Kristin Strehle, 19, Cincinnati is the daughter of Dave & Angie Strehle. A junior accounting major, she also attended Seton HS.

(45244) Angela Fraiz, 20, of Cincinnati is the daughter of Juan & Kathy Fraiz. The junior nursing major attended McNicholas HS.

(47025) Alex Valentine, 21, of Lawrenceburg, IN, is daughter of Jim and Bev Valentine. The junior athletic training and pre-physical therapy major attended East Central HS.

(48144) Ashlee Bennett, 18, of Lambertville, MI is the daughter of Ertman & Susan Bennett. She is a freshman chemistry major.

(60565) Erin McGrail, 19, of Naperville, IL is the daughter of Jack & Judy McGrail. The junior early childhood education major attended Nequa Valley HS.

(63017) Alex Hagenhoff, 22, of St. Louis is the daughter of Michael & Sandra Hagenhoff. A senior business major, she attended St. Joseph’s Academy.

(77381) Katerina Kovach, 18, of The Woodlands, TX is the daughter of William & Melissa Kovach. She is a freshman early childhood education major.