No.1 Baylor A&T Gets Home Win Over No. 2 Oregon - KXXV Central Texas News Now

No.1 Baylor A&T Gets Home Win Over No. 2 Oregon

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The top-ranked and defending national champion Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling team (5-1) defeated the second-ranked Oregon Ducks 289.745-286.050, at the Ferrell Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears got off to a somewhat slow start, losing the compulsory event 38.75-38.55, but quickly rebounded with a victory in the acro event and never looked back. The Bears won all of the remaining five events, giving them the 289.745-286.050 victory. The Bears score of 289.745 is not only the highest score Baylor has posted this year, but also it’s the highest score from any NCATA team all year.

HIGHLIGHTS 
• The Bears won five of six events: acro, pyramid, toss, tumbling and the team routine.
• The Bears posted a season-high final score for the fourth week in a row.
• The team of Kaelyn Cowan, Bailey Hollier, Gigi Mendoza, and Alexis Amrhein posted a strong 9.90 in heat 2 of the acro event.
• Lauren Sturm came away with a 9.95 in the six element pass of the tumbling event.
• Kaylee Adams scored a 9.925 in the aerial pass of the tumbling event.
• Kiara Nowlin scored her fourth 10.0 of the season in the open pass.

STAT OF THE DAY 
• Kiara Nowlin posted a perfect 10.0 in the open pass of the tumbling event.

TOP QUOTE 
“There is no other team I’d rather be a part of than this one. There was so much in energy in the room. That was a pretty amazing meet.” –Head Coach Felecia Mulkey

WHAT'S NEXT 
The Bears will travel to California to take on Azusa Pacific. The meet will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. (CT).

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