NCATA Seeds for Nationals Championship
VANCOUVER, Wash.- The NCATA seeds for nationals shows University of Maryland was awarded the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming NCATA National Championship set for Apr. 26-28 in Waco, Texas on the campus of Baylor University, as announced by the organization today.
Despite Oregon (9-0) being the only school that finished without a loss all season, the No. 1 overall seed was awarded to Maryland (8-1). Both squads receive a bye into the semifinals that will take place on Apr. 27 with times still to be determined.
Fairmont State (3-6) was tabbed as the No. 3 seed, Quinnipiac (0-10) as the No. 4 and Azusa Pacific (3-4) and Baylor (2-4) round out the seeds at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
The seeds were determined by the average of each school’s top two away meets, top home meet plus one additional meet.
Maryland’s seeding was based on a 288.96 score while UO followed up with a 287.86. Exactly 18.98 points separated the No. 1 seed from the No. 6 seed.
In the first round of competition, host-Baylor will face Fairmont State with the winner receiving a date with Oregon. On the other side of the bracket, Azusa Pacific takes on Quinnipiac with the winner of that meet getting a shot at Maryland.
Last season, UO earned the No. 1 seed en route to winning the very first NCATA Championship.
About the NCATA: The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association is made up of NCAA member institutions that sponsor acrobatics and tumbling at the varsity intercollegiate level. The coaches and administrators from Maryland, Oregon, Baylor, Quinnipiac, Fairmont State and Azusa Pacific created the NCATA with the goal of evolving and standardizing the sport of acrobatics and tumbling at the collegiate level and guiding it to NCAA emerging sports status.