Alderson-Broaddus College Names Acrobatics and Tumbling Head Coach
Alderson-Broaddus Names A & T Head Coach
Monday, July 02, 2012
PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Alderson-Broaddus College Athletic Director Dennis Creehan has named Jacqueline Svadeba as the Head Coach of the brand new Acrobatics and Tumbling Team at A-B. The Acrobatics & Tumbling Team will compete as a member of the NCATA and as an NCAA emerging sport during the 2013-14 season.
“From the minute I meet Jacquie I knew she was the perfect person for this job,” said Dennis Creehan. “She brings such an amazing level of energy and excitement to the program, which will be a great asset to both our department and the A-B community.”
Svadeba comes to Philippi after spending the last two seasons as an Assistant Coach at Quinnipiac University. While at QU, she helped coach the highest scoring Toss Team in the nation during the 2010-11 season and helped two tumbling and two toss heats qualify and compete for a national title.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity at A-B, and the opportunity that AB has presented to young female athletes by adding this sport,” said Svadeba. “I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be an athlete in this sport at the University of Oregon, then being able to have been an assistant coach at Quinnipiac University, and now being able to be a head coach at Alderson-Broaddus, where I get to continue to share these experiences with young women everywhere. A-B is an amazing community and I am excited about growing a program and sport here, with people that see its potential and support what females athletes love to do.”
Svadeba on Acrobatics & Tumbling: “Acrobatics and Tumbling is a new sport that speaks to the interest of young women all over the country and world. It combines the floor tumbling of gymnastics, and the acrobatic skills of competitive cheerleading all in an hour-and-a-half meet format similar to gymnastic or track and field. From a young age girls love to flip. Alderson-Broaddus recognized and embraced this interest of young women and has given them a safe environment to grow, and be a student athlete with all the benefits of a varsity sport.”
As a collegiate athlete, Svadeba spent her senior year on the first ever Acrobatics and Tumbling team at the University of Oregon, while helping guide the squad to a third place national finish. Prior to becoming a member of the Ducks Acrobatics and Tumbling team Svadeba spent three seasons on the competitive cheer squad at Kennesaw State University. During her time at Kennesaw, the team never finished lower than fourth nationally and she went on to earn All-American honors during the 2007-08 season.
Svadeba has a bachelors of science in Sociology from the University of Oregon.
For more information on the Alderson-Broaddus Acrobatics & Tumbling Team and the NCATA visit www.gobattlers.com.