Northwestern women’s soccer became the latest team to try the Mannequin Challenge when Wildcats players participated in the viral sensation Monday night upon learning they’d reached the NCAA Tournament.
— #B1GCats (@NU_Sports) November 8, 2016
The Mannequin Challenge is a internet craze in which a group of people stands as still as possible before breaking out in dance all at once. The Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan football teams are among the other groups to post videos of themselves partaking.
The Wildcats are 14-2-4 and ranked 17th in the country. They finished with the best regular-season record in the Big Ten, then reached the conference semifinals before losing to No. 7 Rutgers on Friday. Northwestern will play Kent State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
This marks the second straight year the Wildcats have reached the NCAA Tournament after they missed out every year from 1999-2014.