Release Written with Quotes & Information Courtesy of Glenville State Athletics
GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State College President Peter B. Barr, Athletics Director Janet K. Bailey and National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) President Dr. Renee Baumgartner have announced the addition of Acrobatics & Tumbling as the College’s 13th varsity sport. In addition, Amber King has been named the program’s first head coach, announced by Glenville State Athletic Director Janet Bailey on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
“Acrobatics and tumbling is an increasingly relevant sport opportunity for female student-athletes,” commented USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny. “As schools look for enhancements to their athletic offerings, this discipline of gymnastics can be a perfect fit for a variety of reasons.”
Glenville State, a public four-year institution in Glenville, West Virginia, enrolls over 1,800 students and is a member of the Mountain East Conference, an NCAA Division II-affiliated conference with 12 member institutions.
“We welcome Glenville State College to the NCATA,” commented Dr. Baumgartner. “We appreciate Glenville’s vision and commitment to meeting the interests and abilities and growing opportunities for females at the collegiate level.”Read More
Release Courtesy of Dan Teleski, Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations, Gannon University
ERIE, Pa. – Gannon Interim Director of Athletics Dan Teliski has named Chevonne White as the University’s head acrobatics and tumbling coach. White replaces Chelsea Shaw, who resigned in July to become the head coach at four-time defending national champion Oregon.
White brings a loaded resume that includes 19 years of experience in athletics and coaching to Gannon’s program that enters its second year on the varsity level. A five-time All-Area Coach of the Year, she was named Girls Gymnastics Coach of the Year by the Washington Post in 2010. White coached and developed Level 8, 9 and 10 gymnasts to regional and national competitions during her coaching career. Several earned scholarships at the NCAA Division I level.
“We are extremely excited to add Chevonne to our staff at Gannon University,” said Teliski. “She separated herself during the search process with her background, experience and enthusiasm. In addition to bringing a great gymnastics background with her, Chevonne has shown the ability to coach and develop some of the best gymnasts. We believe the program won’t miss a beat after producing a …Read More
EUGENE, Ore. — National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) President Dr. Renee Baumgartner has announced the appointment of Janell Cook to the post of Executive Director.
“I’m very excited to join the team of administrators and coaches at the NCATA,” commented Cook. “I’ve followed the sport since its inception and look forward to helping to continue its growth to championship sport status in the NCAA.”
In addition to her administrative role within the NCATA, Cook currently serves as the Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement at the University of Oregon, dealing directly with the Duck Athletic Fund. Since her appointment to the position in December 2013, Cook has worked closely with the inception and operation of the “Women in Flight” fundraising initiative, geared to generate funds for the Ducks’ women’s athletics programs.
“As a former collegiate student-athlete, I appreciate the opportunities Acrobatics & Tumbling provides to engage more young women in collegiate athletics at the varsity level,” added Cook. “With the backing of USA Gymnastics, those opportunities and the passion of the staff and coaches of the NCATA will be the driving force in growing this sport nationally at each divisional level.”Read More
Courtesy of USA Gymnastics
ORLANDO, Fla., June 26, 2014 — The USA Gymnastics for All Nationals concluded recently after a successful four days of competition and performances for all 418 participants in Orlando, Fla. The event officially began with the Opening Ceremonies at the Premium Theater at Disney Hollywood Studios with performances of GymFest routines and the March of Teams.Read More
Release Courtesy of Oregon Athletics
EUGENE, Ore. — Chelsea (White) Shaw has been named head acrobatics and tumbling coach at the University of Oregon, Director of Athletics Rob Mullens announced Thursday. A former student-athlete at UO, where she was part of the Ducks’ first two National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) national championships, Shaw returns to Eugene after a successful head coaching debut at Gannon University in 2014.Read More