Bears take on Falcons in first meet Sunday.
Bears ink impressive group during early signing period.
Bears had six first-team selections and one second-team honoree
2013 (Junior): Participated in all seven meets with team ... Competed in all compulsory, six element, heat three and two toss, duo, trio, six element pass and team routine ... Won the NCATA national championship in trio ... Named 2013 NCATA All-American ... Earned first team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... Named to Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll ... Traveled to Zambia and Kenya as a part of Baylor sports ministry team.
2012 (Sophomore): Participated in all six events with team ... Competed in compulsory stunt heat, compulsory pyramid heat, compulsory basket toss heat, compulsory tumbling, five-element stunt heat, pyramid heat, trio tumbling pass, quad tumbling pass, aerial tumbling pass, open tumbling pass, duo basket toss heat, single basket toss heat and team routine ... Awarded All-American ... Named to Academic All-Big 12 Conference At-Large First Team.
2011 (Freshman): Member of national semifinalist team in inaugural season ... Participated in all six events with team ... Competed in compulsory basket toss heat, compulsory stunt heat, compulsory pyramid heat, stunt heats, pyramid heat, basket toss heats, duo tumbling, quad tumbling, open pass, aerial pass and team routine.
High School: Three-time cheerleading world qualifier ... 2009 NCA high school competitive cheer champion ... 2010 NCA state high school champion ... Participant in Heart of Texas Cheer and Dance ... Level 9 competitive gymnast at Flips Gymnastics ... Member of Spanish Club.
Personal: Full name is Hailey Breanne Cowan ... Born Feb. 12, 1992, in Waco, Texas ... Parents are Derek and Tracy Cowan ... Majoring in exercise physiology ... Graduate of Emerging and Veteran Leadership.