WACO, Texas – Baylor acrobatics and tumbling signed a well-rounded and talented class of 13 student-athletes for its 2020 recruiting class during the early signing period in November. Fifth-year head coach Felecia Mulkey put together a class with strong backgrounds in gymnastics and cheerleading, building upon the program’s four-straight NCATA national titles.
The class will come to Baylor in fall 2019 from around the country, with four hailing from California, three from Texas, two from Georgia, and one each from Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia.
Karsyn Campbell | Top | Elk Grove, Calif. | Bradshaw Christian HS
Competed at Byers Roseville Gymnastics Center … Level 10 team earned third plate at state … Third place on bars at Level 9 at state competition … Second-overall in California at Level 8 … Won first place on bars at Level 8 gymnastics regionals … Top 15 percent in high school, Top Honors List.
Keri Collins | Base | Houston, Texas | Stratford HS
Competed for Showcase Gymnastics and Biron Elite Cheer … Three-time Varsity cheerleader … Two-time NCA All-American Cheerleader … All-Star All-American cheerleader … Five-time Gym National Champion in Level 9 … Second-place team gym international competition, three-time gymnastics for all national champion … Level 7 TnT Tumbling State Champion … Level 10 TnT Mega Meet Champion … Five-year team captain for gymnastics … Competed in Switzerland, Finland and Austria for the World Gymnastrada … 2017 Restricted Level 5 Summit Champion in cheerleading, 2016 Level 4 NCA Champion.
Kristin Dyson | Base | Woodstock, Ga. | Etowah HS
11-year member of World of Gymnastics and Cheer … Level 8 gymnast … Qualified for state finals in gymnastics her junior year of high school … Level 7 Gymnastics beam and vault state champion … As a junior, gymnastics team qualified for state finals, finished fourth in Georgia … Etowah sideline cheerleader since sixth grade … Summit Cheer National Championship team finalist in 2018 … Earned Scholar Athlete Award … National Honors Society member.
Tori Harris | Base | Waco, Texas | McGregor HS
Trained at Zero Gravity Gymnastics Academy … State champion gymnast … 2015 Level 9 Region 3 All-Around Champion … Level 10 National Championship second alternate … Also ran track and field in high school.
Kam Kitchens | Top | Kennesaw, Ga. | Mount Paran Christian HS
Varsity cheerleader at Mount Paran Christian School … Three-time State Champion … Member of Georgia High School Team of the Year … Also ran track and was on a regional championship team … Earned 2018 Georgia Certificate of Merit, AP Scholar with Distinction and Headmaster Honor Roll for academics.
Shaye Lauro | Top | West Chicago, Ill. | West Chicago Community HS
Competed with ICE All-Stars and Legacy Elite Gymnastics … Illinois State Champion on bars and beam … Level 10 gymnast … Junior Olympics National Team Member … Member of Level 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Illinois State Championship Team … Level 10 state and regional qualifier, 2nd in Illinois on beam … Level 9 National Team Member … Top 100 beam score in nation … Junior Member of National Society of Future Scientists and National Society of High School Scholars … Academic All-Conference selection … High honor roll … Student council leadership chair.
Abby Luong | Top | Loomis, Calif. | Del Oro HS
Competed in gymnastics for Byers Roseville Gymnastics Center … Current level 10 floor specialist … 2018 Level 9 Regional Qualifier … 2017 Level 8 Regional Championships, first place all-around, third place vault, third place on floor … 2017 Level 8 State Championships, second place bars, third place all-around … 2016 Level 8 Regional Championships, fourth place all-around … 2016 Level 8 State Championships, second place vault … 2015 Level 7 State Championships, first place floor, first place uneven bars … Top 3 percent of high school class, straight-A student.
Jobee McKeever | Base | Ijamsville, Md. | Urbana HS
Trained in competitive cheer at Premier Cheer FCA, Liberty Christian Academy and Maryland All-Stars ... Two-time UCA All-American … FCA All-American … 2018 FCC Individual National Champion Runner Up … Level 9 USAG gymnast … Level 5 small coed World’s Qualifier … Also competed in diving and track & field.
Haley Mustafa | Base | Placentia, Calif. | Valencia HS
Member of Vibe Gymnastics …Level 9 gymnast, competed for eight years … Cheers at Valencia HS, captain of cheer team, MVP, Most Inspirational Cheerleader … Named MVP, Most Inspirational, and received Scholar Athlete Award at Valencia HS … USA Cheer Camp All-American … Valencia HS Honor Roll … Scholar Athlete.
Katie Shiffer | Base | Clifton, Va. | Robinson Secondary School
Competed in cheerleading for Robinson Secondary School and Cheer Tyme Allstars … Four-time cheerleading first team all-district, four-time cheerleading first team all-district, four-time cheerleading first team all-state … Three-time cheerleading All-American … Also competed in gymnastics for Capital Gymnastics … Two-time gymnastics first team all-district, two-time first team all-region …. Six-time district champion … Four-time region champion … Gymnastics state champion … Level 7 Virginia state vault champion … Three-time Academic Honor Roll … National Honor Society member.
Drew Sliker | Base/Top | Atoka, Tenn. | TOPS TN/Brighton HS
Trained in competitive cheer with Memphis Pride All-Stars Cheer and Dance ... 2017-18 Level 5 Senior Restricted Coed “Inferno” … UCA Level 5 Senior Restricted Coed Champions with Memphis Pride All-Stars in 2018 … 2018 Summit Level 5 Senior Restricted Coed Champions ... Competed in gymnastics since 2007 at Roanoke Gymnastics Academy, Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics, Envision Gymnastics and Will Moor Gymnastics.
Emily Tobin | Top | Templeton, Calif. | Templeton HS
Member of Central Coast Gymnastics … Named Cheerleader of the Year at Templeton HS … Coaches Choice Award winner for HS cheer … Competed for All-Star Cheer, 2018 Flippin Amped Athlete … Three-time Top Scholar Award winner.
Navy Villar | Top | McKinney, Texas | Prosper HS
Competed in cheerleading for Cheer Athletics Panther and Swooshcats … Has won world championships and a national championship … Is a Cheer Athletics icon, represents gym and helps with community events … Also competed for Totally Tumbling … Is a member of the National Art Honor Society and has won an award for sculpture.