May 16, 2013
WACO, Texas – Five new collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling teams have recently announced that they will be competing in the 2014 National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) season.
Starting next year, Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Fairmont State, the University of Oregon and Quinnipiac University will be joined by Adrian College (Adrian, Mich.), Alderson-Broaddus College (Phillipi, W.Va.), Gannon University (Erie, Pa.), Hawaii Pacific (Honolulu, Hawaii) and King University (Bristol, Tenn.).
This strong addition marks a turning point for the sport of Acrobatics & Tumbling. The past two years have simply laid a solid foundation in the athletic world. With 10 teams competing next year, student-athletes will be given more opportunities to compete and chances to succeed.
“Our goal this year was to set a foundation that we will continue to build on in upcoming years,” second-year head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams said. “Our athletes have established themselves in the A&T community, and will continue to be the team to look out for in the years to come. I’m so proud of all of their efforts.”
In addition to the announcement of new teams, Alyson Johnson, a transfer from Blinn College, has also announced that she will be joining Baylor’s A&T team next season. The Lorena, Texas, native is looking forward to beginning her collegiate athletic career as a Baylor Bear.
Next season will be filled with more teams, more competitions and much more energy. The 2014 season represents a pivotal year for A&T teams around the world, and the sport only has more growth to experience.