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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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 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.
Members of the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) are preparing for their summer camps. Camps and clinics offer young student-athletes the opportunity to learn the skill set of acrobatics & tumbling while visiting a member campus. In addition, student-athletes will discover more about opportunities to compete in collegiate acrobatics & tumbling.
DANBURY, Conn. – Following the conclusion of its inaugural season, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Acrobatics & Tumbling League has announced its major awards and all-conference selections.
With two passionate fan bases in attendance and the best two teams across the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) footprint on the floor, the Baylor University Bears captured their third consecutive NCATA National Championship, 279.350-275.625, over the University of Oregon in an instant classic on Saturday night in Azusa, California.
Championship Saturday began at the Felix Center in Azusa, California with the individual event finals, where five members institutions brought home hardware during a 15-event schedule. In a possible preview of Saturday night’s championship meet, Baylor University won an event-leading five heats, followed by four victories for Oregon, three for Hawaii Pacific, two for Quinnipiac and one for Fairmont State.
Baylor senior Kiara Nowlin earned her second career National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Most Outstanding Athlete award to lead the 2017 NCATA All-America team, announced on Saturday afternoon by the organization. Hawaii Pacific freshman Makayla Garland earned NCATA Newcomer of the Year honors, King University senior Emily Powers was named the recipient of the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award, and University of Oregon head coach Chelsea Shaw was named the NCATA Coach of the Year.
An electric first day of competition saw four National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) semifinal berths determined at the Felix Event Center in Azusa, California. The top three seeds of the NCATA Tournament; Oregon, Baylor and Quinnipiac advanced, while fifth-seeded Azusa Pacific utilized the home court advantage, edging fourth-seeded Hawaii Pacific for the final semifinal spot.
For the second time in program history, Azusa Pacific University will host the 2017 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships, set to take place from April 27-29 at the Felix Event Center in Azusa, California. Becoming the second program among the NCATA footprint to host multiple national championships, APU will host the premier week of acrobatics and tumbling for the second time in four years after hosting in 2014.
On Thursday, April 27, the 2017 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Tournament begins in Azusa, California, and the final piece has been set in place, as qualifiers for the NCATA Event Finals have been announced.
National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) competition resumes on Wednesday when Concordia University Wisconsin and Azusa Pacific clash in California to kick off another meet of meets which will have key ramifications on NCATA Tournament positioning.
After an eight-day break, National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) competition resumes on Monday with a jam-packed week featuring six meets featuring 11 programs competing throughout the week.