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Tewksbury's Alicia Napalitano Helps Hofstra University Dance Team Win World Championship

May 07, 2016 03:02PM ● By Bill Gilman

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Hofstra University.)

Alicia Napalitano of Tewksbury is a member of Hofstra University's Dance Team, which recently competed as Team USA in the 2016 International World Dance Competition and won the Freestyle Pom world championship. Napalitano is a senior at Hofstra.

The Hofstra team competed against 18 other teams from around the globe, including Japan, Finland, Australia, China, Poland, Germany, Scotland, Mexico and Switzerland. The competition was held April 20-23rd at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney Resorts in Orlando, Florida.

Hofstra's Dance Team has been nationally ranked for over 20 years, and won national championships in 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2016. The team has ranked in the top ten for 19 of those years, the top five for 17 of those years, and the top three for 10 of those years. It is currently ranked number one among colleges on Long Island.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked private university just 25 miles from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention with the resources, technology, and facilities of a large university. Students can chose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering and applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and one of only two schools chosen to host consecutive presidential debates, Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students known for civic engagement and public service.

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