Athletics News

  • Baylor University Sweeps NCATA Weekly Awards, Ceara Gray Named Player of the Week
    February 21, 2018
    Baylor University swept the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) weekly awards, announced on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Junior Ceara Gray was named the Player of the Week, while junior Kaylee Adams and freshman Morgan Celum were named Specialist and Freshmen of the Week, respectively. Gray is the first Bear to earn the honor this season, following back-to-back Player of the Week awards for the University of Oregon.
  • NCATA Week Three Roundup: Reigning Champs Stay Unbeaten, Converse College Continues Impressive Start
    February 20, 2018
    Another weekend in the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) is in the book, anchored by a trio of meets that provided fans of the sport with some eyebrow-raising action and athleticism. Converse College continued its strong inaugural season by moving to 2-0 on the year while the three-time reigning champion Baylor Bears scored a key road victory.
  • Weekend Outlook: Semifinal Rematch Highlights Week Three
    February 16, 2018
    The third week of National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) competition begins on Friday evening as Georgetown College prepares to host Converse and Glenville State in the first tri-meet of 2018. In total, three meets will take place as teams continue to make their mark on the league standings early in the season, highlighted between a 2017 NCATA Tournament semifinal rematch between Baylor and Quinnipiac on Sunday.
  • Casi Jackson Named Player of the Week, Robinson and Clarke Win Weekly Awards
    February 14, 2018
    Oregon junior Casi Jackson earned Player of the Week honors after helping the Ducks remain unbeaten in the early stages of the 2018 campaign. Teammate Annelyse Robinson was named Specialist of the Week while Converse College freshman Breanna Clarke earned Freshman of the Week plaudits after aiding the Valkyries' first win in program history.
  • NCATA Week Two Roundup: Scores Begin to Rise as Teams Gain Momentum
    February 13, 2018
    With two weekends in the books, the three top-ranked teams in the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Preseason Coaches' Poll, Baylor, Oregon and Azusa Pacific, remain unbeaten after being in action over the past week. Converse College and West Liberty University both competed in historic meets while fans got an early look at several matchups that could play a key role towards determining seeding and playoff positioning for April's NCATA Tournament in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Weekend Outlook: West Coast Showdown Kickstarts Four-Meet Schedule
    February 09, 2018
    The second weekend of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) kicks off on Friday night with a clash between Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Oregon, scheduled for 7 p.m. PST in Eugene, Oregon. Four meets will take place over the next three days, including several interesting matchups involving teams spanning the full geographic footprint of the NCATA.
  • Galvin, Adams, Samuel Earn First NCATA Weekly Awards of 2018 Season
    February 08, 2018
    Oregon senior Taylor Galvin earned first National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week plaudits on Wednesday, Feb. 7 after a stellar season-opening performance during the first weekend of competition. Baylor junior Kaylee Adams and Gannon freshman Danielle Samuel were named the Specialist and Freshman of the Week, respectively.
  • Opening Weekend Features National Championship Hopefuls and Historic Inaugural Meets
    February 06, 2018
    The 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) season is officially underway after a weekend stacked with four meets over three days. Featuring teams ranked in the top three of the NCATA Preseason Coaches’ Poll, last weekend’s action is a solid opening look at what is likely to be one of the most competitive seasons that the sport has seen over its first eight seasons.
  • Baylor University Tabbed as Top Team in NCATA Preseason Coaches Poll
    February 02, 2018
    Three-time reigning champion Baylor will open the 2018 campaign as the favorite to repeat, earning the top spot in the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Coaches’ Poll, announced on Friday. Earning 11 of the 17 first-place votes, Baylor looks to become the second team in NCATA history to secure four consecutive national championships.
  • Belmont Abbey College Becomes 23rd Member of NCATA, Names Emily Powers Head Coach
    January 19, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. -- Belmont Abbey College has announced that it will become the 23rd member of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) and will sponsor Acrobatics & Tumbling as a varsity sport beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Director of Athletics Stephen Miss announced on Jan. 19.
  • Two-Time All-American Kaelyn Cowan Named First Limestone College Head Coach
    January 04, 2018
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Limestone College Athletics Department and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino have announced the hiring of Kaelyn Cowan as Limestone's first head coach of the acrobatics & tumbling team.
  • NCATA Welcomes 115 Student-Athletes After Fall Signing Day
    December 18, 2017
    The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) has announced the signing of 115 student-athletes as part of the early signing period in November, welcoming a group of student-athletes spanning 28 states and one Canadian province to the fastest rising sport in collegiate athletics.
  • Presbyterian College Adds Acrobatics and Tumbling to become NCATA's 22nd Member
    December 14, 2017
    CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College and Director of Athletics Danny Sterling and Dr. Renee Baumgartner, President of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA), announced Thursday the addition of Acrobatics & Tumbling to the college's athletic department and the appointment of Amber King as the program's first head coach.
  • Limestone College Adds Acrobatics & Tumbling to Become 21st Member of the NCATA
    November 09, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Limestone College Athletics Department and Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Cerino and National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association President Dr. Renee Baumgartner have announced the addition of acrobatics & tumbling as the 26th sponsored varsity sport with competition set to begin during the 2019 season.
  • Baylor's Hope Bravo Selected to USA Gymnastics Senior Elite Trampoline & Tumbling National Team
    October 05, 2017
    WACO, Texas – Baylor University junior-transfer Hope Bravo was named to the 2017 USA Gymnastics Senior Elite Trampoline & Tumbling National Team, becoming the first student-athlete in the history of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) to compete at the World Championships, which will take place on Nov. 9-19 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Gannon University to Host 2018 NCATA National Championships from April 26-28
    September 26, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. - The National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) has awarded hosting rights for its 2018 national championships scheduled for April 26-28 to Gannon University, the Erie Sports Commission and the city of Erie. The organization made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.  
  • NCATA Announces 2018 Competition Schedule
    September 22, 2017
    The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) has announced the 2018 regular season schedule, set to begin on February 3, 2018, when Concordia University of Wisconsin travels to Gannon University. Converse College, Davis & Elkins College, West Liberty University, and West Virginia Wesleyan College will debut this spring while several key matchups will pave the road to the 2018 NCATA Championship Tournament in late April.
  • King University Names Miranda Merkison New Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach
    August 23, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the hire of Miranda Merkison as head coach of the acrobatics and tumbling team. Merkison competed at the University of Oregon and joins the Tornado staff following a stint as a tumbling instructor in Chattanooga.
  • Haley Garelick Appointed as New Head Coach at Hawaii Pacific
    July 31, 2017
    HONOLULU, Hawaii – Hawai‘i Pacific University Executive Director of Athletics Vince Baldemor announced the appointment of Haley Garelick as the Sharks new Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach.
  • Courtney Stack Selected as Inaugural Head Coach at Urbana University
    July 27, 2017
    URBANA, Ohio -- Urbana Athletics announced Thursday that Courtney Stack will become the first head coach of the newly-created Blue Knight Acrobatics and Tumbling program. Stack will officially arrive to Urbana University on Sept. 5.
  • Alderson Broaddus Names Brandi Hanford as New Head Coach
    July 12, 2017
    PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University athletic director Dennis Creehan has announced the hiring of Brandi Hanford as the next Head Acrobatics & Tumbling coach to lead the Battlers.
  • Jacquie Eshleman Tabbed to Lead Gannon Acrobatics and Tumbling
    July 07, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. - Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk has named Jacquie Eshleman as the University's head acrobatics and tumbling coach. Eshleman becomes the third head coach in program history. She replaces Chevonne White, who resigned to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
  • Keenyn Won Named Oregon Acrobatics & Tumbling Head Coach
    June 29, 2017
    EUGENE, Ore. -- Former University of Oregon student-athlete and two-time National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championship team member Keenyn Won has rejoined the Ducks' acrobatics and tumbling program as head coach, Director of Athletics Rob Mullens announced Thursday.
  • The NCATA Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Title IX
    June 23, 2017
    The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) is proud to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX, which was implemented as part of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. One of the fastest rising sports in the nation now boasting 20 member institutions, acrobatics and tumbling is one of the prime examples of creating opportunities for women in collegiate athletics. To celebrate the historic milestone, the NCATA is proud to present testimonials from current acrobatics and tumbling student-athletes that exemplify the benefits of a collegiate athletic career:
  • NCATA Reaches Milestone, Announces East Texas Baptist University as 20th Member
    June 19, 2017
    The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) hit a major, historic milestone on Monday, June 19, as East Texas Baptist University becomes the 20th institution to join the acrobatics & tumbling footprint, announcing its intent to add the sport in a conjoined announcement from ETBU President Dr. J. Blair Blackburn, Vice President for Athletics Ryan Erwin, NCATA President Dr. Renee Baumgartner and Executive Director Janell Cook.
  • Urbana University Brings Acrobatics & Tumbling to Ohio, Becomes NCATA's 19th Member
    June 12, 2017
    Urbana University will become the 19th member of the National Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA), announced in a conjoined announcement from Urbana Executive Vice President Christopher Washington, Ph.D., Executive Director of Athletics Larry Cox, NCATA President Dr. Renee Baumgartner and NCATA Executive Director Janell Cook on Monday, June 12.
  • USA Gymnastics Announces June 7 Collegiate Recruiting Webinar
    June 02, 2017
    On June 7 at 1 p.m. EST, USA Gymnastics will provide a free webinar geared towards providing helpful information on women’s collegiate recruiting for clubs, coaches and parents.
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