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.
• 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.
“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
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).