TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Cheerleaders at the University of Alabama are surprised to find the school won't be giving them championship rings after their upset win over the University of Kentucky.
The Crimson Tide cheerleaders took home top honors at the Universal Cheerleaders Association College National Championship
earlier this month.
It was an unlikely win over 18-time champ University of Kentucky and Alabama's first national championship win since 1984.
UA athletic department spokesman Doug Walker tells The Tuscaloosa News university policy doesn't allow rings for
cheerleaders because cheerleading is not an NCAA-sanctioned sport.
The cheerleaders have decided to buy rings with their own money.
But they say they won't be allowed to use the university's script A logo in the design because it's trademarked.
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