NCATA Welcomes 115 Student-Athletes After Fall Signing Day

NCATA Welcomes 115 Student-Athletes After Fall Signing Day

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) has announced the signing of 115 student-athletes as part of the early signing period in November, welcoming a group of student-athletes spanning 28 states and one Canadian province to the fastest rising sport in collegiate athletics.

"The NCATA congratulates all the student-athletes who signed during the early signing period in November," commented NCATA Executive Director Janell Cook. "As these young women prepare to begin their collegiate academic and athletic careers, we couldn't be more excited that they've chosen to be leaders in this growing sport. We're also very proud of our coaches, who are working so hard to share these new opportunities with prospective student-athletes."

Heading into its first year of competition, Arizona Christian signed a class of 22 student-athletes from eight different states. Overall, four institutions signed 10 or more student-athletes, including three-time reigning national champion Baylor, first-year program Converse College and Gannon University, who will host the 2018 NCATA National Championships in late April. 

California closed the signing period with the highest in-state signees, sending 16 student-athletes to compete at the collegiate level. Texas wrapped the fall with 15 commitments while states ranging from Alaska to New York will have representation on NCATA member rosters in 2019.

Overall, 65 percent of the fall signees have experience with a discipline of gymnastics ranging from acrobatic and artistic gymnastics to trampoline and tumbling. In total, 35 of the fall signees competed in artistic gymnastics while 35 percent of the NCATA Class of 2022 were involved with competitive cheer during their high school career

The NCATA saw its fall signee list rise by over 60 percent from 2016 to 2017, concluding the signing period with 38 more signees than the previous year. Monday's announcement further solidifies the rampant rise of acrobatics and tumbling as the NCATA has seen a drastic influx in participation and member institutions over the past three seasons. The NCATA announced Presbyterian College as its 22nd member on Dec. 14, becoming the eighth school to add the sport since January of 2016.

 

NAME HOMETOWN STATE
Adrian College    
Brianna Eldredge Riverview Michigan
Leah Canterbury Westerville Ohio
Trinity Smith Dayton Ohio
Alderson Broaddus University  
Brianna Hawkins Virginia Beach Virginia
Kyla Hasson White Marsh Virginia
Elizabeth (Paige) McGlothlin  Saint Clairsville Ohio
Dalton Long Virginia Beach Virginia
Jordyn Catherall Ballston Spa New York
Hayley Hawkins Smyrna Tennessee
Arizona Christian University  
Brittany Rueb Kelseyville California
Meghan Denton San Tan Valley Arizona
Ciara Irby Dallas Texas
Roxy Johnson  Long Beach California
Jacie Conley Fortworth Texas
Zariah Robinson Frisco Texas
Kadia Fiddler Auburn Washington
Paige Christian Vail Arizona
Bianca Liberio Phoenix Arizona
Taylor Vu Tracy California
Dakota Hacker  San Diego California
Heather Hendricks Sugar Grove Illinois
Mackenzie Marckley Kansas City Missouri
Madison Doolittle  Aiken South Carolina
Brianna Jaundoo Houston Texas
Erin Northrop Everett Washington
Jaden Andrus Vancouver Washington
Kennedy Brady  Phoenix Arizona
Grace Rydjord Vacaville California
Macie Mackey San Antonio Texas
Megan Shubert Woodland Washington
Alicia Macki Temecua California
Azusa Pacific University    
Hannah Alonzo San Antonio Texas
Kailey Wischer San Antonio Texas
Kenna Minakawa San Jose California
Jacie Van de Zilver Jackson New Jersey
Camri Reinhart Redmond Oregon
Kendal Shride Happy Valley Oregon
Elizabeth Webb Petaluma California
Gabriella Drago Fort Worth Texas
Haley Olsberg Moorpark California
Baylor University    
Camryn Fetzer Alpharetta Georgia
Jaila Williams Woodstock Georgia
Kennedy Riley Mableton Georgia
Sophia Ranni Poughkeepsie New York
Ava White Waco Texas
Olivia Felton Solon Iowa
Faith Coor The Colony Texas
Mercy Seay Waco Texas
Kate Puentes Yorba Linda California
Raegan Dover Cumming Georgia
Converse College    
Sophi Jones Moore South Carolina
McKenzie Findley Bainbridge Georgia
Jordan Yates Moultrie Georgia
Ally Dunkin Westfield Indiana
Andie Hubbard Catawba North Carolina
Lucy Stout Brownsburg Indiana
Kloey Smith Sparks Nevada
Abbi Haught Thornton Colorado
Alyssa Loo Wesley Chapel Florida
Paige Smith Bridgeton New Jersey
Davis & Elkins College    
Lauren Whittier Pflugerville Texas
Nina Day Sandwich Illinois
Elizabeth Caterino Stanton Michigan
Fairmont State University  
Madison Ward Bridegport West Virginia
Madeleine Froman Woodstock Georgia
Catherine Reynolds Fairfax Virginia
Gannon University    
Paige Zangara Randolph New Jersey
Nicole Ivey Pinconning Michigan
Madison Pailthorp Fallston Maryland
Samantha Gouge Midland Michigan
Abigail Hoffman Grand Blanc Michigan
Faith Wilson Hagerstown Maryland
Sydney Hess Manalapan New Jersey
Regan Von Richter Temecula California
Montana Olexa West Newton Pennsylvania
Lauren Arroyo West Covina California
Georgetown College    
Jacquelyn Zorzi Bordentown New Jersey
Imani Matthews Gahanna Ohio
Faye Tubman Waukegan Illinois
Glenville State College    
Taylor Gomes Sneads Ferry North Carolina
Sammie Lamb Gilmer County West Virginia
Madison Coleman Gilmer County West Virginia
Hawaii Pacific University    
Saylor Schmidt  Murrieta California
Kortney Shaw Wasilla Alaska
Ayla Nguyen  Boring Oregon
King University    
Claire Guittard Connelly Springs North Carolina
Andrea Detterman Dardenne Prairie Missouri
Lindsay Bowles Advance North Carolina
Quinnipiac University    
Asia Johnson New Britain Connecticut
Gillian Scott Kennesaw Georgia
Jeremy Kelly Arnold Maryland
Gabrielle Beckmann Omaha Nebraska
Brionni Dowson Hackettstown New Jersey
Lilliana Lucchese Glen Cove New York
Kiera Walker Bethpage New York
Sarah Alaimo Rockville Centre New York
Kyla Roberts Bend Oregon
University of Oregon    
Kierstin Rouse Scottsdale Arizona
Savannah Gutierrez Yorba Linda California
Sara Buchner Township of Washington New Jersey
Kayla Pilcher San Antonio Texas
Alyssa Hew Markham Ontario
West Liberty University    
Jenna Mankowski Petaluma California
Theresa Evangelista Zebulon North Carolina
Hanna Kalwarski Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Alexis Erdman Alexandria Alabama
West Virginia Wesleyan College  
Brianna Reitnauer Millersville Pennsylvania
Joniah Howell Waco Texas
Emily Dengel San Antonio Texas
Hannah O'Dea Leesburg Virginia
Cheyanne Rowden Snellville Georgia
Lindsey Wood Clayton North Carolina
Megan Boone Beckley West Virginia
Bethanney Hess Martinsburg West Virginia
Ella Walker Temecula California