• Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling’s 5th straight national title tops an impressive BU weekend

    Baylor acrobatics and tumbling student-athletes hug after winning the national championship

    The New York Yankees once won five straight World Series (1949-53). UCLA men’s basketball claimed seven straight NCAA titles between 1967-73, and the Boston Celtics won an incredible eight straight NBA championships from 1959-66.

    In similar fashion, Baylor’s acrobatics & tumbling team is putting together its own run of dominance. The Bears won their fifth consecutive national title Saturday night in front of a home crowd at the Ferrell Center — the team’s fourth undefeated season in the last five years.

    For Baylor A&T, the win over Oregon Saturday night capped off a half-decade of dominance that began in 2015 when head coach Felecia Mulkey came to Baylor from Oregon. This year’s squad roared through the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record to earn the No. 1 national seed at the NCATA National Championships. In the national quarterfinals, Baylor defeated 8th-seeded Gannon before bouncing No. 4 Quinnipiac in the national semis. The Bears and Ducks continued their sport-defining rivalry in the championship, performing neck-and-neck until the tumbling event, when Baylor pulled away.

    The championship was Baylor’s second national title in the month of April, following the Lady Bears’ basketball title, and capped off an impressive weekend for Baylor Athletics:

    Sic ’em, Bears!