Baylor A&T wins fourth straight national title
In 2017, the Bears became the first BU team ever to win three straight national titles.
Now, Baylor A&T has extended that run with an incredible FOURTH STRAIGHT national title!
Head coach Felecia Mulkey‘s squad went wire-to-wire as the nation’s No. 1 acrobatics & tumbling team this year, finishing the season with a perfect 11-0 record. This year’s graduating seniors finished their Baylor careers with a 41-1 overall record, part of the most dominating run any Baylor varsity team has ever put together.
”Coming in freshman year, we were really just hoping to get one national championship, because Baylor hadn’t gotten one yet,” said senior Shayla Moore after the championship. “Freshman year, we were in the dorms and were like, `We really just hope to get one national championship. It would be really, really awesome to get four.’ Today is honestly a dream come true. This is the most amazing feeling, and we thank Coach Fee so much for every single year of it. This truly is amazing.”
🎥 NATIONAL. CHAMPIONS. 🎉
Another masterful performance by Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling to bring home the Bears' fourth consecutive National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association title. #DoMore #SicEm 🐻
Posted by Baylor Athletics on Saturday, April 28, 2018
The run is even more amazing for Mulkey, who came to Baylor four years from Oregon. Acrobatics and tumbling was organized in its current form by the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) in 2010-11; the association has overseen eight seasons since then, and Mulkey has coached the championship team every season — first at UO from 2011-14, and now at Baylor for the last four years.
The title was the eighth varsity athletic team national title in Baylor history, with A&T’s four-year run (2015-18) preceded by national championships in men’s tennis (2004), women’s basketball (2005 & 2012) and equestrian (2012).
Sic ’em, Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling!