Athletics News

  • Kara Christian Tabbed as First Head Coach at Erskine
    September 12, 2018
    Erskine College Director of Athletics Mark Peeler has named Kara Christian the first head coach of the newly added Acrobatics & Tumbling program at EC.
  • Felecia Mulkey Named to Baylor's Senior Administrative Team
    August 07, 2018
    Eight-time NCATA National Champion will serve as head coach and SWA at Baylor University.
  • Goulding Named Head Coach at Glenville State
    July 20, 2018
    Glenville State College announced the hiring of Melanie Goulding as the new head coach of the Lady Pioneers Acrobatics & Tumbling program
  • Saint Leo Announces Addition of Acrobatics & Tumbling
    July 16, 2018
    SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University President Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese and Director of Athletics Francis X. Reidy have announced the addition of acrobatics & tumbling to Saint Leo University's intercollegiate athletics program. The Lions will begin competition in 2020, as a nationwide search for the program's inaugural head coach is underway.
  • Bravo, Alonzo Shine at 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships
    July 11, 2018
    A pair of National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) student-athletes turned in top three finishes at the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships last week, including Baylor senior Hope Bravo and incoming Azusa Pacific freshman Hannah Alonzo.
  • NCATA Member Institutions Announce Summer Camp Details
    May 17, 2018
    The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) summer schedule has started to ramp up as nine member institutions have announced details for their upcoming summer camps. Continue to check this link throughout the summer as more camps are announced!
  • Baylor University Captures Fourth Consecutive NCATA National Championship
    April 28, 2018
    Baylor University captured its fourth consecutive National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championship with a resounding effort against an inspired and upset-driven Quinnipiac, 283.360-274.650, on Saturday, April 28 at the Hammermill Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. With the victory on Saturday, the Bears have now tied the University of Oregon for the most championships in NCATA history, completing an 11-0 unbeaten season.
  • Five Schools Earn Individual Event National Championships
    April 29, 2018
    The 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Champion Baylor Bears and University of Oregon Ducks won six individual national championships each to lead the charge on the final event of the 2018 NCATA Championships at the Hammermill Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hawaii Pacific, Gannon University and Glenville State additionally scored one of the 15 individual event championships up for grabs during the event.
  • NCATA Announces 2018 Major Award Winners, All-America Team to Conclude Championship Weekend
    April 28, 2018
    Baylor junior base Ceara Gray was named the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Most Outstanding Athlete to headline the 2018 NCATA All-America Team, announced on Saturday evening. Baylor captured three major awards as junior Kaylee Adams was named the NCATA Specialist of the Year while Bears' head coach Felecia Mulkey earned NCATA Coach of the Year accolades. Converse College's Breana Clarke was named the NCATA Freshman of the Year after anchoring the Valkyries to the NCATA Tournament in their inaugural season of competition. Quinnipiac senior Grace Manthey and Gannon junior Lisa Wagaman concluded the major awards by earning the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award.
  • NCATA Class of 2022 Grows to 223 Student-Athletes to Kickstart the Late Signing Period
    April 30, 2018
    With the announcement of the spring signing day period, the National Collegiate Acrobatics and tumbling Association (NCATA) membership announced a first day signee class of 113 student-athletes spanning 22 states. With the recent signees, the NCATA Class of 2022 has increased to 223 and will continue to grow as the late signing period will continue until August 1, when the 2018 signing period concludes.
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference Announces Annual Acrobatics & Tumbling Awards
    May 16, 2018
    Release Provided by the Eastern College Athletic Conference The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Acrobatics & Tumbling League has announced its yearly award recipients and all-conference honorees. Quinnipiac University takes home a pair of major awards with senior, Jenna Adams being selected as Player of the Year and head coach MaryAnn Powers voted Coach of the Year by the league’s head coaches. Moira Lyons of King University claims the honors of Rookie of the Year after an outstanding rookie campaign.
  • NCATA Day Two Recap: Baylor, Quinnipiac to Meet for NCATA Championship
    April 28, 2018
    Top-seeded Baylor University and No. 3 seed Quinnipiac will meet for the 2017 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championship on Saturday afternoon after advancing through Semifinal Friday at the Hammermill Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Quinnipiac used a highlight-reel team routine to earn a 275.450-274.105 win over Azusa Pacific, while Baylor upended Oregon, 281.410-277.725 to earn its fourth straight NCATA Tournament berth.
  • Individual Event Finals Field Revealed, 12 Teams to Battle on Saturday Night
    April 28, 2018
    After the exciting action from Quarterfinal Thursday at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA), the field for the individual event finals have been announced. Comprised of the top qualifying scores from Thursday’s competitions, the Individual Event Finals will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Hammermill Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • NCATA Day One Recap: Top Four Seeds Advance on Quarterfinal Thursday
    April 27, 2018
    The semifinals of the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Tournament will feature a pair of well-known matchups between teams with championship aspirations. No. 1 Baylor, No. 2 Azusa Pacific, No. 3 Quinnipiac and No. 4 Oregon all advanced on Quarterfinal Thursday to confirm Friday's schedule. Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac will square off at 5 p.m. while Oregon and Baylor will meet in a rematch of last year's title meet at 7:15 p.m.
  • Quarterfinal Thursday to Jump Start 2018 NCATA Tournament
    April 25, 2018
    For the first time in program history, Gannon University will host the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships, set to take place from April 26-28 at the Hammermill Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Erskine College Adds Acrobatics and Tumbling, Becomes 24th Member of NCATA
    April 23, 2018
    National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) President Dr. Renee Baumgartner and Erskine College Director of Athletics Mark Peeler have announced the addition of the Flying Fleet to the NCATA membership as the organization’s 24th member. The Flying Fleet will begin competition in 2020, as a nationwide search for the program’s inaugural head coach is underway.
  • 2018 NCATA Tournament Field and At-Large Individual Event Final Qualifiers Announced
    April 12, 2018
    Three-time defending champion Baylor will enter the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Tournament as the top seed, leading the tournament field announced on Thursday afternoon. Azusa Pacific, Quinnipiac, Oregon, Gannon, Fairmont State, Hawaii Pacific and Converse will compete for the NCATA National Championship on April 26-28 at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. 
  • Ashleigh Pitts Named NCATA Player of the Week, Adams and Clarke Earn Weekly Awards
    April 12, 2018
    Azusa Pacific University senior Ashleigh Pitts was named the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week on Wednesday, joining Baylor University junior Kaylee Adams (Specialist) and Converse College freshman Breana Clarke (Freshman) as weekly award winners.
  • Mountain East Conference Adds Acrobatics and Tumbling to Championship Offerings
    April 11, 2018
    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The Mountain East Conference has announced the addition of Acrobatics & Tumbling to its list of championship sports, becoming the first NCAA conference to sponsor the sport, expanding the conference's championship offering to 20. The 2019 Mountain East Conference Acrobatics & Tumbling will be held the first week in April on a campus of an MEC institution.  
  • Week Ten Roundup: Top-Ranked Teams Clash for Regular Season-Ending Momentum
    April 11, 2018
    The final weekend of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) regular season lived up to expectations, providing acrobatics and tumbling fans a last chance to see several hopeful title contenders battle for momentum heading into the national tournament on April 26-28 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Weekend Outlook: Teams Race for Tournament Positioning as Regular Season Concludes
    April 06, 2018
    The regular season reaches its apex this weekend with seven meets set to clarify the seeds for the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Tournament picture. A pair of top-four matchups are sure to set the tone for the national field reveal on Thursday, April 12 as the regular season winds to a close over the upcoming five days.
  • Gannon's Chelsea Cowan Named NCATA Player of the Week, Alderson Broaddus Sweeps Specialist, Freshman Honors
    April 04, 2018
    Gannon senior Chelsea Cowan was named National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, joining Alanna Kelley and Isabella Caperton from Alderson Broaddus, who earned Specialist and Freshman of the Week, Respectively.
  • Week Nine Roundup: Gannon, West Liberty, Glenville State Score Victories During Holiday Weekend
    April 03, 2018
    With many teams breaking for the Easter weekend, several east coast squads clashed in National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) competition. Gannon, West Liberty, and Glenville State captured wins to garner momentum heading into the final week of regular season competition.
  • Oregon's Taylor Galvin Named NCATA Player of the Week as Adams, Hampton earn Weekly Honors
    March 28, 2018
    Oregon senior Taylor Galvin was named the NCATA Player of the Week, announced by the organization on Wednesday evening. Baylor University junior Kaylee Adams was named the NCATA Specialist of the Week while Oregon freshman Calyx Hampton earned NCATA Freshman of the Week honors.
  • Baylor University Ranks Atop First NCATA Team Rankings
    March 27, 2018
    Baylor earned the top ranking in the first National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) championship rankings, released on Monday by the NCATA Championship Committee. The undefeated Bears were followed by No. 2 Azusa Pacific, No. 3 Quinnipiac and No. 4 Oregon in the first of three released rankings that culminate in the 2018 NCATA National Championships field announcement on April 12.
  • Week Eight Roundup: Alderson Broaddus, Baylor, Oregon and Fairmont State Capture Key Victories
    March 27, 2018
    With the 2018 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Championships on the horizon, several programs scored victories over the weekend to bolster their tournament resume heading into the final month of competition.
  • Weekend Outlook: Saturday Clash Between Unbeaten Programs Set to Jumpstart Packed Weekend
    March 24, 2018
    Baylor and Azusa Pacific will meet in a battle of two unbeaten squads on Saturday, highlighting a weekend slate featuring five meets over three days. Converse and Fairmont State will kick off the weekend with a 2 p.m. battle on Saturday while a matchup between Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) foes King and Alderson Broaddus will take place on Sunday before Oregon and Hawaii Pacific close out the week with a Monday evening showdown.
  • Azusa Pacific's Heather Hovander Earns NCATA Player of the Week Honors
    March 21, 2018
    Azusa Pacific senior Heather Hovander was named the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week on Wednesday afternoon. Cougar senior Hannah Steffen was named the Specialist of the Week while Converse College freshman Breana Clarke earned Freshman of the Week honors.
  • Weekend Outlook: East Coast Squads Set to Battle as Final Month Approaches
    March 16, 2018
    After an impactful week jam-packed with wins by National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Tournament hopefuls, a weekend fixated on the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern region of the NCATA footprint will provide an opportunity for programs to make the final push towards championship weekend.
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