Texas Tech's 32-member cheerleading squad was named Best All-Around Collegiate Squad at the National Cheerleaders Association College Summer Camp on SMU campus in Dallas. In addition, eleven members were named as All-Americans. Raider Red, the Tech mascot, was honored as well, being selected as an All-American Mascot. That honor is given by all the other mascots in attendance. The cheer squad also received a rare Gold Paid Bid to the national cheer competition in April 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Only six Gold Bids were given in the 28 teams attending. Yea, team!