WACO, Texas – Baylor acrobatics and tumbling signed 10 well-rounded and talented student-athletes for its 2019 recruiting class during the early signing period in November. Fourth-year head coach Felecia Mulkey’s first three signing classes helped produce national championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and the hope is to continue the excellence that Mulkey has brought to the program so quickly.
Among the 10 coast-to-coast signees, four are from Georgia, three are from Texas, one is from California, one is from New York and one is from Iowa. Bios for each student-athlete are below.
FAITH COOR | BASE | 5-6 | FR | THE COLONY, TX | THE COLONY HS
High School: Attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas … Participated in competitive cheerleading for 13 years … Majors, NCA and Summit champion … Placed third in 2016 and second in 2017 at the Cheerleading World Championships with Cheer Athletics Panthers … Participated in high school cheerleading freshman and senior year …Two-time NCA All-American.
Personal: Daughter of Cassandra and Christopher Coor … Member of National Honor Society and Student Council … Intends to major in health science.
REAGAN DOVER | BASE | 5-2 | FR | CUMMING, GA | SOUTH FORSYTH HS
High School: Attended South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia … Competed in competitive cheer for past six years and was former gymnast for five years … Member of Stingrays Orange All-Star Cheer Team … Regional runner-up in 2014, regional champion and state runner-up in 2015, and region champion and state runner-up in 2016 in competitive cheer … Regional qualifier in both vault and floor in 2016 while competing in gymnastics … CA All-American cheerleader and part of Georgia all-region cheerleader team in both 2015 and 2016 … Member of all-state cheer team and awarded High School Coaches Award in 2016.
Personal: Daughter of Anne Dover-Hightower and Paul Hightower … Member of Latin Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Intends to major in physical therapy.
OLIVA FELTON | TOP | 5-4 | FR | SOLON, IA | SOLON HS
High School: Attended Solon High School in Solon, Iowa …... Participated in Competitive Cheer from 2014-2018 … Placed 16th in 2015 and ninth in 2016 at state in Time Out Division for High School Cheer … Received bid to Summit Day One while participating with Elite Cheer in 2014-2015 season … Won St. Louis Nationals during 2015-2016 season with Elite Cheer … Won UCA Nationals during 2016-2017 season with Elite Cheer … Voted best tumbler, flyer and team leader while at Elite Cheer … Lettered for both Track and Cheer from 2014-2017 … Placed third in 2015 and seventh in 2017 in high jump.
Personal: Daughter of Joan and Mike Felton … Member of National Honor Society and Octagon Club … Intends to major in biochemistry or biology.
CAMRYN FETZER | BASE | 5-4 | FR | ALPHARETTA, GA | ALPHARETTA HS
High School: Attended Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia … Placed fifth in 2014, 10th in 2015, and 13th in 2016 in state as member of varsity competition cheer squad … Received 110% Award and named to all-region 6A team in 2014 … Received Best All-Around Award and named to all-region 6A team in 2015 … Received Leadership Award in 2016.
Personal: Daughter of Erin and Michael Fetzer … Scholar Athlete recipient from 2014-2016 … Undecided on major.
KATE PUENTES | BASE | 5-4 | FR | YORBA LINDA, CA | YORBA LINDA HS
High School: Attended Yorba Linda High School in Yorba Linda, California … Was a member of AllStar Cheerleading… National Champions in 2014… NCA Champions from 2015-2018
Personal: Daughter of Carey and Chris Puentes … High Academic Honor Roll … Scholar Athlete Qualifier … Secretary of Society of Controversia and Link Crew Leader ... Member of American Cancer Society … Intends to major in health science.
SOPHIA RANNI | TOP/BASE | 5-1 | FR | POUGHKEEPSIE, NY | ARLINGTON HS
High School: Attended Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, New York … Participated in competitive cheerleading from 2004-2009 with Cheer Jamz All-Stars and with World Cup All-Stars from 2010-2018 … Invited to try out with 2013 World Cup Shooting Stars … Won 2014 NorthStar Athlete of the Year … Voted 2016 Team MVP … Voted 2016 TCLM Cheerleader of the Year … Won 2014 silver medal at USASF Cheerleading Worlds … Won gold medal at 2015 and 2017 USASF Cheerleading Worlds … Won 2011 and 2016 NCA All-Star national titles.
Personal: Daughter of James and Jeannine Ranni … Intends to major in health science.
KENNEDY RILEY | TOP/BASE | 5-0 | FR | MABLETON, GA | SOUTH COBB HS
High School: Attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Georgia … Level five competitive cheerleader for Stingray All-Stars … Won Summit national title in 2014 … Worlds finalist in 2015 … Took seventh in Worlds in 2016 and 2017.
Personal: Daughter of Nathan and Kiva Riley … Raised over $13,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma research … National Honor Society member … Tallied over 400 hours of volunteer work … Intends to major in biochemistry.
MERCY SEAY | BASE | 5-5 | FR | WACO, TX | HOME SCHOOL
High School: Home schooled in Waco, Texas … Level nine/10 artistic gymnast for Zero Gravity Gymnastics … Regional qualifier in 2014 and 2015 … Regional vault champion in 2015 … State qualifier in 2016 … National qualifier in 2017 … Won regional title in 2017 … Took second place nationally in vault in 2017.
Personal: Daughter of Roger and Jennifer Seay … Undecided on major.
AVA WHITE | TOP/BASE | 5-2 | FR | WACO, TX | CHINA SPRING HS
High School: Attended China Springs High School in China Springs, Texas … District Champs and made fourth round of playoffs in 2016 and second in district … Made second round of playoffs as member of CSHS soccer team … Placed 21st at state UIL competition in 2016 and 22nd at state UIL competition in 2017 as member of CSHS cheer squad … All-American cheerleader from 2013-2017 as member of Competitive Cheer … Second-team all-district in 2016 and 2017 in soccer.
Personal: Daughter of Bruce and Janet White … Intends to major in biology.
JAILA WILLIAMS | TOP | 5-2 | FR | WOODSTOCK, GA | SEQUOYAH HS
High School: Attended Sequoyah High School in Canton, Georgia … Two-time MVP for Georgia All-Stars 2013 and 2014 teams … Member of Georgia All-Stars 2015 and 2016 teams.
Personal: Daughter of Johnnie Williams and Stephanie Vaughn … Intends to major in computer science.