Oregon sophomore Krista Phillips was named the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week on Friday. In both of Oregon’s first two meets of the season, Phillips competed in all six events for the Ducks. At Azusa Pacific, Phillips competed in all four heats of the compulsory event and helped UO score a perfect 10 in the pyramid heat. In acro she helped the Ducks to a 9.5 in the 7-element and a 9.9 in the flip heat in the pyramid.
In the toss, Phillips competed in the 2-element and synchronized heats in the toss event and helped the Ducks to a 9.65 and a 9.55, respectively. She notched a 9.25 in the duo pass and a 9.70 in the open pass in tumbling, and the sophomore played a part in the 99.23 in the team event as well. In total, Phillips helped the Ducks win 281.480 – 275.100 over Azusa Pacific. In the most recent meet against Concordia University-Wisconsin, the Ducks took down the Falcons 275.49 – 239.815 and Phillips competed in all six events again. Among her highlights were helping UO to a perfect 10 in the pyramid heat in compulsory for the second meet in a row, a 9.90 …Read More
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FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont State University and the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association are pleased to announce that Joe Retton Arena has been selected as the host venue for the 2015 NCATA National Championships from April 23-25.Read More
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EUGENE, Ore. –The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association is mourning the loss of University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones, who unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday.
“This is a tragic loss not only for Lauren’s family and the University of Oregon community, but a loss also felt throughout the membership and administration of the NCATA,” commented NCATA President Dr. Renee Baumgartner. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this most difficult time.”
Jones graduated from Southwest Dekalb High School in Lithonia, Ga., in 2014. She was the captain of Southwest Dekalb’s varsity gymnastics team and was named the most valuable player her senior season. Jones was the captain of her club competitive cheerleading team and was also the MVP of her high school’s varsity cheer squad. She was an honor roll designee and a member of her school’s band.
“This is a terrible and sudden loss for our whole Oregon community, as well our acrobatics and tumbling team family,” said Acrobatics and Tumbling Head Coach Chelsea Shaw. “Lauren was such a positive and bright spirit every day, and her smile was contagious. She will be greatly missed and our prayers and deepest condolences go out to her whole family, friends, previous …Read More
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AZUSA, Calif. – The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team never trailed in their first meet of the season, and they defeated Azusa Pacific 281.480 – 275.100 Wednesday evening in Azusa, Calif. The win is the first for first-year head coach Chelsea Shaw and the Ducks are now a perfect 6-0 in season-openers since the program’s inception in 2010.Read More
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) President Dr. Renee Baumgartner, Executive Director Janell Cook and Director of Expansion Felecia Mulkey join Georgetown College (Ky.) President Dr. M. Dwaine Greene and Athletics Director Brian Evans in announcing the institution’s entrance into the NCATA, announced on Wednesday, Jan. 28 by the NCATA Executive Office.
“Congratulations to NCATA for continuing to build the acrobatics and tumbling varsity programs,” commented Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “The addition of Georgetown College extends the opportunities for women to enjoy competing in acrobatics and tumbling for their university while gaining an education.”
In addition to the announcement of the sport, Georgetown College has also announced the hiring of Alicia Castagneto as the first coach in program history. Castagneto arrives in Georgetown after coaching acrobatics & tumbling for 10-plus years, additionally serving 12 years as a judge for USA Gymnastics, most recently at Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy.
“This is an exciting time in athletics as we announce our second new sport in three years,” commented Evans. “It is one of the fastest growing female sports, behind women’s lacrosse, which we recently added.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to get the approval of the (Georgetown College) board of trustees to start the ball rolling on this. We have hired one of the premier leaders in this sport in Castagneto as our first head coach.”Read More