The National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association's Championship committee announced the matchups and seeds for the 2019 NCATA National Championship Tournament, which will take place from April 25-27 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
The quarterfinals will get underway on Thursday, April 25 at 12 p.m. (CT) when third-seeded Azusa Pacific meets sixth-seeded Converse in the first semifinal of the day. The afternoon session will conclude with second-seeded Oregon taking on seventh-seed Hawaii Pacific at 2 p.m. (CT).
The second session of Thursday's quarterfinal round will feature fourth-seeded Quinnipiac against fifth-seeded Fairmont State at 5:30 p.m. (CT), followed by top-seed and host Baylor University against eighth-seeded Gannon in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
Thursday's afternoon winners will meet in Friday's first semifinal at 5 p.m. (CT), followed by the quarterfinal evening session winners squaring off in Friday's second semifinal at 7 p.m. (CT). The national championship meet is set for 6 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, April 27.
Tickets are currently on sale for all sessions of the NCATA Tournament in Waco, Texas. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $5 for groups of 10-of-more. All-sessions passes are also available for $30 for adults, and $15 for students. Click here to purchase tickets.
In addition to the announcement of the championship bracket, the NCATA also announced the at-large selections for Saturday's individual event finals, which are set for Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT) at the Ferrell Center. The at-large selections are issued to the highest score recorded by a program that did not receive a bid in the championship field.
Programs competing in the NCATA National Championship Tournament will qualify for event finals based on scores during Thursday's quarterfinal meets.
NCATA Tournament Seeds | Printable Bracket
3. Azusa Pacific
5. Fairmont State
7. Hawaii Pacific
Individual Event Finals At-Large Selections
Five-Element Acro – Alderson Broaddus
Six-Element Acro – Limestone
Seven-Element Acro – Glenville State
Inversion Pyramid – Limestone, Glenville State, Concordia (Wis.)*
Synchronize Pyramid – Glenville State, Concordia (Wis.)*
Open Pyramid – Concordia (Wis.)
450 Salto Toss – Limestone
Synchronized Toss – Glenville State
Open Toss – Alderson Broaddus
Duo Pass – Glenville State (Sarah DiSpaltro, Brianna D'Angelo)
Trio Pass – N/A**
Quad Pass – N/A**
Aerial Pass – King (Ashley Berlin)
6 Element Pass – Limestone (Kaila Gamaldo)
Open Pass – Limestone (Kaila Gamaldo)
*Ties are not broken for at-large selections (all teams qualify)
**No qualifying scores during 2019 season