GARDEN CITY - The cheerleaders from Nassau Community College won the national championship at the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship over the weekend.

The team took first place in the Open All Girl Division at the competition held in Orlando, Florida.

"They worked so hard. They are so talented," says co-assistant coach Linda Leonardo. "We knew right after trials that this is the most talented group this school ever had."

The girls beat out 10 other teams to take home the championship.