NCATA Class of 2022 Grows to 223 Student-Athletes to Kickstart the Late Signing Period

NCATA Class of 2022 Grows to 223 Student-Athletes to Kickstart the Late Signing Period

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.

Arizona Christian University, a program set to begin competition in 2019, signed five new student-athletes to increase its inaugural season total to 23 athletes, which is currently the highest number of signees from an individual institution. Limestone College, which announced acrobatics and tumbling as a varsity sport on Nov. 9, 2017, has seen 13 student-athletes sign in the spring while East Texas Baptist, which became the 20th member of the NCATA on June 19, 2017, signed 11 to its rapidly developing inaugural roster. In addition, Urbana and Prebyterian signed eight student-athletes each while Belmont Abbey, one of the newest members of the NCATA, has seen seven student-athletes commit since the program added the sport in January.

Baylor University signed a class of 15 student-athletes, including six during the spring session, followed by 13 signees apiece from Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific. Alderson Broaddus, Converse and West Virginia Wesleyan saw their incomingclass sizes increase to 12, Oregon added 11 to its 2019 roster while Gannon increased its roster size by 10 student-athletes.

After the beginning of the late signing period, 32 of the 50 states are represented in the NCATA Class of 2022. California leads the pack with 23 student-athletes signed to compete while West Virginia was the second highest contributor to the class with 19 student-athletes. Texas and Virginia saw 15 and 10 student-athletes sign, respectively while west coast student-athletes from Washington, Oregon and California joined east-coast signees from Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

"The NCATA congratulates all the student-athletes who signed during our late signing period," 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."

Overall, over 50 percent of the fall signees have experience with a discipline of gymnastics ranging from acrobatic and artistic gymnastics to trampoline and tumbling. In addition, 49 percent of the NCATA Class of 2022 were involved with competitive cheer during their high school career.

The first milestone of the late signing period 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 24th member on Dec. 14, becoming the 10th school to add the sport since January of 2016. In addition, the Mountain East Conference became the first NCAA conference to sponsor the sport.


Name Hometown High School
Leah Canterbury Westerville, Ohio New Albany H.S.
Olivia Dowler Temperance, Mich. Ida H.S.
Brianna Eldredge Riverview, Mich. Riverview H.S.
Hannah Jakaus Wyandotte, Mich. Wyandotte H.S.
Hailey Jarvis Trenton, Mich. Trenton H.S.
Jamie Maximore Southfield, Mich. University H.S. Acad.
Trinity Smith Dayton, Ohio Centerville H.S.
Alderson Broaddus
Alexis Blake Duck, W. Va. Clay County H.S.
Jordyn Catherall Ballston Spa, N.Y. Ballston Spa H.S.
Kyla Hasson White Marsh, Va. Gloucester H.S.
Brianna Hawkins Virginia Beach, Va. Landstown H.S.
Hayley Hawkins Smyrna, Tenn. Stewarts Creek H.S.
Madison Hinman Quinton, Va. New Kent H.S.
Hannah Krumpach Lanaconing, Md. Mountain Ridge H.S.
Dalton Long Virginia Beach, Va. Floyd E Kellam H.S.
Amyia Mason South Chesterfield, Va. Matoaca H.S.
Elizabeth (Paige) McGlothlin Saint Clairsville, Ohio St Clairsville H.S.
Emma Stowers Dunbar, W. Va. Home School
Kennedy Van Dyke Beckley, W. Va. Woodrow Wilson H.S.
Arizona Christian
Jaden Andrus Vancouver, Wash.  
Marina Black Reno, Nev.  
Paige Christian Vail, Ariz.  
Madison Doolittle Aiken, S.C.  
Kadia Fiddler Auburn, Wash.  
Denise Garcia Covina, Calif.  
Jamie Gutierrez Chino, Calif.  
Dakota Hacker San Diego, Calif.  
Heather Hendricks Sugar Grove, Ill.  
Ciara Irby Dallas, Texas  
Brianna Jaundoo Houston, Tex.  
Roxy Johnson Long Beach, Calif.  
Bianca Liberio Phoenix, Ariz.  
Alicia Macki Temecua, Calif.  
Mackenzie Marckley Kansas City, Mo.  
Erin Northrop Everett, Wash.  
Zariah Robinson Frisco, Texas  
Brittany Rueb Kelseyville, Calif.  
Grace Rydjord Vacaville, Calif.  
Breann Sanford Vegas, Nev.  
Megan Shubert Woodland, Wash.  
Taylor Vu Tracy, Calif.  
Kynnedi White Vegas, Nev.  
Azusa Pacific
Hannah Alonzo San Antonio, Texas Health Careers H.S.
Gabriella Drago Fort Worth, Texas R. L. Paschal H.S.
Kendall Covey Bonney Lake, Wash. Bonney Lake H.S.
Fulfer Madison New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels H.S.
Luna Mariza Fontana, Calif. Rancho Cucamonga H.S.
Kenna Minakawa San Jose, Calif. Prospect H.S.
Haley Olsberg Moorpark, Calif. Moorpark H.S.
Camri Reinhart Redmond, Ore. Mountain View H.S.
Kendal Shride Happy Valley, Ore. La Salle H.S.
Sophia Gardner Crawford, Texas Vanguard College Preparatory
Jacie Van de Zilver Jackson, N.J. Jackson Memorial
Elizabeth Webb Petaluma, Calif. Casa Grande H.S.
Kailey Wischer San Antonio, Texas Ronald Reagan H.S.
Ariel Brown Carrollton, Ga. Carrollton H.S.
Hannah Chrisman North Huntingdon, Pa. Norwin H.S.
Hannah Cobin Pipersville, Pa. Central Bucks East
Faith Coor The Colony, Texas The Colony H.S.
Raegan Dover Cumming, Ga. South Forsyth H.S.
Olivia Felton Solon, Iowa Solon H.S.
Tawn Gurnsey Winter Haven, Fla. All Saints Acad.
Rachel Jillson Mustang, Okla. Mustang H.S.
Madison McNamee Nixa, Mo. Whitmore Online
Kate Puentes Yorba Linda, Calif. Yorba Linda H.S.
Sophia Ranni Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Arlington H.S.
Kennedy Riley Mableton, Ga. South Cobb H.S.
Mercy Seay Waco, Texas Home School
Ava White Waco, Texas China Spring H.S.
Jaila Williams Woodstock, Ga. Sequoyah H.S.
Ally Dunkin Westfield, Ind. Westfield-Washington H.S.
McKenzie Findley Bainbridge, Ga. Bainbridge H.S.
Abbi Haught Thornton, Colo. Prospect Ridge Acad.
Andie Hubbard Catawba, N.C. Brandys H.S.
Sophi Jones Moore, S.C. Spartanburg Day School
Alyssa Loo Wesley Chapel, Fla. Wiregrass Ranch H.S.
Kloey Smith Sparks, Nev. Spanish Springs H.S.
Paige Smith Bridgeton, N.J. Cumberland Regional H.S.
Lucy Stout Brownsburg, Ind. Brownsburg H.S.
Haugabook-Lugo Tanjae Elgin, Ill. Streamwood H.S.
Jordan Yates Moultrie, Ga. Colquitt County H.S.
Davis & Elkins
Elizabeth Caterino Stanton, Mich. Greenville Senior H.S.
Nina Day Sandwich, Ill. Sandwich Community H.S.
Portia Durden Miramar, Fla. Sheridan Technical H.S.
Abbey Roberts Lowell, N.C. Ashbrook Senior H.S.
Lauren Whittier Pflugerville, Texas Hendrickson H.S.
Fairmont State
Madeleine Froman Woodstock, Ga. Etowah H.S.
Phoebe Lewis Fairfax Station, Va. Robinson Secondary H.S.
Abigail Moreland Elk Garden, W. Va. Keyser H.S.
Catherine Reynolds Fairfax, Va. Robinson Secondary School
Madison Ward Bridegport, W. Va. Bridgeport H.S.
Lauren Arroyo West Covina, Calif. Mater Dei H.S.
Samantha Gouge Midland, Mich. Bullock Creek H.S.
Sydney Hess Manalapan, N.J. Manalapan H.S.
Abigail Hoffman Grand Blanc, Mich. Grand Blanc H.S.
Nicole Ivey Pinconning, Mich. Pinconning H.S.
Montana Olexa West Newton, Pa. Yough Senior H.S.
Madison Pailthorp Fallston, Md. Fallston H.S.
Regan Von Richter Temecula, Calif. Temecula Valley H.S.
Faith Wilson Hagerstown, Md. Home School
Paige Zangara Randolph, N.J. Randolph H.S.
Georgetown (Ky.)
Jada Bell Columbus, Ohio  
Imani Matthews Gahanna, Ohio Lincoln H.S.
Ashley Pidgeon Temecula, Calif.  
Jacquelyn Zorzi Bordentown, N.J. Bordentown Regional H.S.
Glenville State
Lyndra Banks Portland, Ore. David Douglas H.S.
Madison Coleman Gilmer County, W. Va. Gilmer County H.S.
Taylor Gomes Sneads Ferry, N.C. Dixon H.S.
Sammie Lamb Gilmer County, W. Va. Gilmer County H.S.
Skylar Martin Mt. Clare, W. Va. Lewis County H.S.
Megan Stowers Ripley, W. Va. Ripley H.S.
Faye Tubman Waukegan, Ill. Waukegan H.S.
Cassie Wine Glenville, W. Va. Gilmer County H.S.
Hawaii Pacific
Bianca Booher Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana Connections Acad.
Riley Chewning Lake Forest, Calif. El Toro H.S.
Ayla Nguyen Boring, Ore. Sandy H.S.
Brianna Roosevelt Phoenix, Ariz. Xavier College Preparatory
Saylor Schmidt Murrieta, Calif. Murrieta Mesa H.S.
Kortney Shaw Wasilla, Ala. International H.S. (homeschool)
Lindsay Bowles Advance, N.C. Davie County H.S.
Jenah Cooper Rogersville, Tenn. Cherokee H.S.
Andrea Detterman Dardenne Prairie, Mo. Liberty H.S.
Brianna Grant Hickory, N.C. Fred T Foard H.S.
Claire Guittard Connelly Springs, N.C. Easte Burke H.S.
Bailey Hensley Gate City, Va. Gate City H.S.
Sarah Alaimo Rockville Centre, N.Y. South Side H.S.
Gabrielle Beckmann Omaha, Neb. Douglas County West H.S.
Julia Chase Bridgewater, Mass. Bridgewater-Raynham Rgl H.S.
Brionni Dowson Hackettstown, N.J. West Morris Central H.S.
Kimberly Githens Mendham, N.J. West Morris Mendham H.S.
Asia Johnson New Britain, Conn. Sport and Medical Science Acad
Jeremy Kelly Arnold, Md. Broadneck H.S.
Lilliana Lucchese Glen Cove, N.Y. Long Island Lutheran H.S.
Christina McAllen Prospect, Conn. Woodland Regional H.S.
Angelina Minchillo Marlton, N.J. Holy Cross Acad.
Kyla Roberts Bend, Ore. Bend Senior H.S.
Gillian Scott Kennesaw, Ga. Harrison H.S.
Kiera Walker Bethpage, N.Y. Plainedge H.S.
Kristin Bivens Vancouver, Wash. River Homelink
Sara Buchner Township of Washington, N.J. Westwood Regional H.S.
Savannah Gutierrez Yorba Linda, Calif. El Dorado H.S.
Alyssa Hew Markham, Ontario Bill Crothers Secondary School
Kaylene Iriye Seal Beach, Calif. Los Alamitos H.S.
Emily Lorimor Raymore, Mo. Raymore-Peculiar H.S.
Logan McBain Tustin, Calif. Arnold O. Beckman H.S.
Kayla Pilcher San Antonio, Texas Ronald Reagan H.S.
Kyla Pollock Sparks, Nev. University of Nevada
Kierstin Rouse Scottsdale, Ariz. Saguard H.S.
Mariah Tanner Waipahu, Hawaii Moanalua H.S.
West Liberty
Shyanne Ashbrook Wellsburg, W. Va. Brooke H.S.
Marissa Cotrill St Marys, W. Va. St Marys H.S.
Alexis Erdman Alexandria, Ala. Alexandria H.S.
Theresa Evangelista Zebulon, N.C. Franklin Acad. H.S.
Autumn Gossett Cameron, W. Va. Cameron H.S.
Hanna Kalwarski Pittsburgh, Pa. Baldwin H.S.
Jenna Mankowski Petaluma, Calif. St. Vincent H.S.
Alana Minor Pennsboro, W. Va. Pennsboro H.S.
Sydney Schumacher Elkins, W. Va. Elkins H.S.
West Virginia Wesleyan
Taryn Bailey Clarksburg, W. Va. Robert C. Byrd H.S.
Megan Boone Beckley, W. Va. Woodrow Wilson H.S.
Emily Dengel San Antonio, Texas Brennan H.S.
Lillian Harvey Dayton, Ohio Home School
Bethanney Hess Martinsburg, W. Va. Martinsburg H.S.
Joniah Howell Waco, Texas Midway H.S.
Hannah O'Dea Leesburg, Va. Loudon County H.S.
Megan Perdue Clintonville, W. Va. Greenbrier West H.S.
Brianna Reitnauer Millersville, Pa. Penn Manor H.S.
Cheyanne Rowden Snellville, Ga. Brookwood H.S.
Ella Walker Temecula, Calif. Temecula Valley H.S.
Lindsey Wood Clayton, N.C. Corinth Holders H.S.