Summer is in full swing and here’s some of the news dropped while we’ve been enjoying our vacations. The biggest news, in our opinion, is the first article. We’ve also ended with a video for your entertainment. Acrobatics and Tumbling, Women’s Wrestling Get Backing to Join NCAA Emerging Sports via NCAA. USA Cheer Announces DI… Continue reading In Review – June 2019
The NCATA website posted NCATA Welcomes Glenville State College, welcoming the West Virginia school. Glenville State College President Peter B. Barr, Athletics Director Janet K. Bailey and National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) President Dr. Renee Baumgartner have announced the addition of Acrobatics & Tumbling as the College’s 13th varsity sport. In addition, Amber… Continue reading NCATA Welcomes Glenville State College
EUGENE, Ore. — National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) President Dr. Renee Baumgartner has announced the appointment of Janell Cook to the post of Executive Director. “I’m very excited to join the team of administrators and coaches at the NCATA,” commented Cook. “I’ve followed the sport since its inception and look forward to helping… Continue reading NCATA Appoints Janell Cook as Executive Director
The NCATA published Mulkey Named Baylor Head Coach. Felecia Mulkey, after guiding the Oregon Ducks to four consecutive National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) national championships in five seasons as the Ducks’ head coach, has accepted the head coaching job at Baylor University, athletic director Ian McCaw announced Tuesday.
Stunt announced it’s 4th season will start with a record number of teams and it has met the minimum requirements for NCAA Emerging Sports status while NCATA has announced the addition of Gannon University and Adrian College for the 2014 season and Concordia University Wisconsin for the 2015 season. Stunt Announcement | Gannon University and… Continue reading Stunt & NCATA Updates – October 2013
The Guardian published Meet the Newest Sport for Women: Acrobatics and Tumbling. The article was written by Oregon’s coach, Felecia Mulkey, and included a promo video featuring the Oregon Ducks. http://vimeo.com/60397988
Time published Will Competitive Cheerleading Become the Next NCAA-Sanctioned Sport?. Now, before you jump to the conclusion that cheerleading in any form is not or could never be a sport, consider this: Can you toss someone your size in the air and catch her with ease? Can you tumble like a gymnast or balance gracefully (and… Continue reading Will Competitive Cheerleading Become the Next NCAA-Sanctioned Sport?
The Washington Times published Maryland Could Cut 8 Sports in July. A source said last week that the Terrapins’ women’s water polo and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were informed they were expected to be dropped. The commission included those three teams, as well as acrobatics and tumbling (formerly competitive cheerleading), men’s tennis… Continue reading Maryland Could Cut 8 Sports in July
USA Cheer published A Letter from Bill Seely, Executive Director of USA Cheer. It is USA Cheer’s belief that we’ve been given a unique opportunity – to create a new and innovative sport that opens up important athletic opportunities for female athletes. In keeping with the CWA’s recommendations, and in the spirit of what we… Continue reading A Letter from Bill Seely, Executive Director of USA Cheer
The NCAA published NCAA Committee Looks Into New Sport. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will watch for continued growth and development in a new sport that combines elements of gymnastics and competitive cheerleading after two different groups requested emerging-sport status for slightly different versions. In a letter sent to both organizations, the committee asked… Continue reading NCAA Committee Looks Into New Sport
Sportspress Northwest published Infighting Complicates Cheerleading’s Future Status. Traditional cheerleading is alive and well – replete with hair ribbons, high kicks and pom poms – but a new version of the activity threatens the conventional definition of “sport.”
Oregon Live published Oregon Ducks Leading Movement to Keep Cheerleading on Sideline. Gone is the glitter. Gone are the pompoms, megaphones and signs. And, in the most striking sign of evolution from an activity still largely known for titillation: no skirts.