By Mike Dougherty

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (CBS) — Cheerleading could soon be recognized as a varsity sport by the NJSIAA after a bill supported by a Burlington County senator passes a senate committee.

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Tumbling, acrobatics, and teamwork. It’s hard to argue against the preparation and athletic ability cheerleading requires.

Burlington County Republican Diane Allen is among a number of senators in the Garden State who want to see these athletes recognized for their efforts.

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“It will be my hope that this legislation will go into law so that we can see actual varsity letters being given out to the young people that do such a great job.”

Allen notes that cheerleading is a varsity sport in many other states.

“In Burlington County, New Jersey, we have a number of cheerleading squads that have competed on the regional and national level and done amazingly well.”

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She expects the bill to pass once it’s up for a full vote.