Baylor ready to host NCATA National Championships
VANCOUVER, WA Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling finished competing in regular-season meets of the NCATA with a 2-4 record, outscoring Fairmont State and Quinnipiac, and losing two meets to Oregon and once to Maryland and Azusa Pacific.
First-year head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams describes the season in one word as “challenging.”
“We got a chance to get to know each other, me being the new coach coming in,” Harris-Williams said. “They understand my philosophy better, and how we’re going to run things in the years to come.”
The Bears were introduced to Harris-Williams in December. Assistant coach Britta LeBlanc joined the staff in January, and assistant coach Lexie Badali returned for her second season with the A&T team.
Baylor A&T began its second season losing by nearly 12 points to Azusa Pacific. The Bears performed better at the next meet when they took on Oregon, but still came up short to fall to 0-2.
Baylor won its first competition in a tri-meet against Fairmont State and Quinnipiac. The Bears entered the Team Routine with less than a one-point gap separating Fairmont State in first place and Quinnipiac in third, but overcame the deficit to earn their first two wins of the season.
Baylor competed at home for the first time in a back-and-forth meet against Maryland, but came up short by less than seven points. The Bears also hosted their last regular-season meet when they faced Oregon for the second time, but fell to the Ducks by nearly 10 points.