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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2014 MEDIA GUIDE Table of Contents/Quick Facts.................................................1 Team Picture/Schedule..............................................................2 2014 Roster.....................................................................................3 Felecia Mulkey, Head Coach.................................................4-5 Angela Ucci, Assistant Coach...................................................6 Kelsey Rowell, Assistant Coach................................................7 MEET THE DUCKS Merkison/Ragan/Moreno/Jaynes...........................................9 Block/Yacoubian/Noll/White................................................. 10 Johsz/Chapman/Duren/Leslie.............................................. 11 Block/Schaefer/Gansemer/Wilcox....................................... 12 Michaud/Koenig/Phillips/Hunt............................................ 13 Lubert/Bergseteren-Strange/Erlichman/Kirkland......... 14 Armstrong/McCallister/Campbell/Fox.............................. 15 Keating/Kay/Walton/Houston.............................................. 16 Lichtenthaler/Katzaroff/Wilson/Seybold/Teitzel............ 17 Back-to-Back-to-Back National Champions..................... 28 UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS Name..........................................................University of Oregon Location....................................................................Eugene, Ore. Founded.................................................................................. 1876 Enrollment..........................................................................24, 447 Nickname..............................................................................Ducks Colors...........................................Green (Pantone 3425C) and ...........................................................Yellow (Pantone Yellow C) University President............................. Michael Gottfredson Athletics Director................................................... Rob Mullens Facility..................................Matthew Knight Arena (12, 369) Athletics Phone................................................. (541) 346-4481 Ticket Office Phone.......................................... (541) 346-4461 OREGON ACROBATICS & TUMBLING OFFICE Head Coach.........................................................Felecia Mulkey Alma Mater........................................... Kennesaw State, 1998 Season...................................................................................... Sixth Office Phone....................................................... (541) 346-5799 E-mail.................................................... fmulkey@uoregon.edu Assistant Coach....................................................... Angela Ucci Alma Mater........................................... Kennesaw State, 2008 Season....................................................................................... Fifth Office Phone....................................................... (541) 346-7324 E-mail.......................................................... aucci@uoregon.edu Assistant Coach....................................................Kelsey Rowell Alma Mater..................................University of Oregon, 2012 Season........................................................................................First Office Phone....................................................... (541) 346-7324 E-mail........................................................ rowell@uoregon.edu

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SEASON REVIEW Season Recap.............................................................................. 20 Awards and All-Americans..................................................... 21 Season Results............................................................................ 22 THE NCATA Members................................................................................24-25 Meet Format..........................................................................26-27 About the NCATA....................................................................... 28 NCATA National Championship........................................... 29 NCATA Sanctioning................................................................... 30 NCAA STATUS NCAA Emerging Sports Criteria........................................... 31 NCAA Emerging Sports History......................................32-34 Oregon Administration........................................................... 35

TEAM INFORMATION 2013 record.................................................................................8-0 2013 conference record.........................................................6-0 2013 postseason record.........................................................2-0 ..........................................2013 NCATA National Champions Letterwinners returning/lost............................................. 21/8 Newcomers.................................................................................. 15 OREGON MEDIA SERVICES Web Site......................................................www.GoDucks.com Phone.................................................................... (541) 346-5488 Director, Executive Assistant AD..............Andy McNamara Associate Director.............................................David Williford Associate Director..................................................Greg Walker Associate Director.................................................... Todd Miles Assistant Director................................................... Joe Watolsti Assistant Director............................................. Casey Johnson Communications Assistant......................................... John Vu A&T Contact........................................... Brady Johnson Office Phone.......................................... (541) 346-5532 Cell Phone............................................. (515) 570-5238 E-mail...........................................bradyj@uoregon.edu INTERVIEW POLICY Please contact Brady Johnson 24 hours in advance of potential interviews with coaches and athletes. Following meets, interviews will be conducted in the media room not on the court.

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2014 University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling Team Top row (L-R): Head coach Felicia Mulkey, assistant coach Kelsey Rowell, Krista Phillips, Mackenzie Wilcox, Taylr Keating, Brianna Tietzel, Blaire Wilson, Nicole Seybold, Lindsay Hunt, Brooke Gansemer, Jordyn Fox, Hannah Lichtenthaler, Natalie Jaynes and assistant coach Angela Ucci. Middle row (L-R): Nicole Erlichman, Erika Schaefer, Sydnee Walton, Tara Lubert, Kisa Chapman, Kaile Michaud, Miranda Merkison, Mari Yacoubian, Sarah Moreno, Kelsey Leslie and Erin Block. Bottom row (L-R): Chandler White, Shelby Armstrong, Kaliann Noll, Natasha Katzaroff, Jalen Kirkland, Zakia Houston, Alexis McCallister, Zoey Johsz, Rachael Block and Brandy Duren.

2014 SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Feb. 13

BAYLOR

Eugene, Ore.

7 p.m.

March 10

QUINNIPIAC and AZUSA PACIFIC

Eugene, Ore.

7 p.m.

March 16

ALDERSON-BROADDUS @ HAWAII PACIFIC

Eugene, Ore.

12 p.m.

March 24

Fairmont State

Fairmont, W.V.

TBD

March 25

Alderson-Broaddus

Philippi, W.V.

March 29

Baylor

Waco, Texas

4:30 p.m.

April 7

Azusa Pacific

Azusa, Calif.

TBD

April 25-27

NCATA National Championship

Azusa, Calif.

TBD

7 p.m.

BOLD indicates a home meet All times are in Pacific Time Zone and are subject to changes

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Name Pos. Miranda Merkison Top Sarah Moreno Top MacKenzie Ragan Top Natalie Jaynes Top Rachael Block Top Mari Yacoubian Top Kaliann Noll Base Chandler White Top Zoey Johsz Base Kisa Chapman Top Brandy Duren Top Kelsey Leslie Top Erin Block Base Erika Schaefer Base Brooke Gansemer Base McKenzie Wilcox Back Base Kaile Michaud Base Sarah Koenig Top Krystal Phillips Base Lindsay Hunt Back Base Tara Lubert Base Nicole Erlichman Base Rachel Bergseteren-Strange Base Jalen Kirkland Base Shelby Armstrong Base Alexis McCallister Base Olivia Campbell Base Jordyn Fox Back Base Taylr Keating Base Amanda Kay Back Base Sydnee Walton Base Zakia Houston Base Hannah Lichtenhaler Base Natasha Katzaroff Base Blaire Wilson Back Base Nicole Seybold Back Base Brianna Teitzel Back Base

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Hometown (Previous School) Loganville, Ga. (Faith Academy) Albany, Ore. (West Albany) Danville, Calif. (San Ramon Valley) Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon) Midlothian, Va. (Cosby) Ladera Ranch, Calif. (Santa Margarita) Anaheim Hills, Calif. (Mater Dei) Valencia, Calif. (Hart) Huntington Beach, Calif. (Mater Dei) Anaheim Hills, Calif. (Orange Lutheran) Springfield, Ore. (Thurston) Aliso Viejo, Calif. (Aliso Niguel) Midlothian, Va. (Midlothian) Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mission Viejo) Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (Tesoro) Salem, Ore. (South Salem) Vancouver, Wash. (Prairie) Anchorage, Ala. (Univ. of Anchorage) Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Mesa) Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina) Yorba Linda, Calif. (Orange Lutheran) Folsom, Calif. (Vista del Lago) Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara) Cartersville, Ga. (Cartersville) Caddo Mills, Texas (Bishop Lynch) Kennewick, Wash. (Kamiakin) Parkdale, Ore. (Hood River Valley) Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown) Foothill Ranch, Calif. (Trabuco Hills) Tucson, Ariz. (Flowing Wells) Decatur, Ga. (Decatur) San Jose, Calif. (Piedmont Hills) Albany, Ore. (West Albany) Anaheim Hills, Calif. (Mater Dei) Scottsdale, Ariz. (Arcadia) Tampa, Fla. (Freedom) Chehalis, Wash. (W.F. West)

Head Coach: Felecia Mulkey (Kennesaw State, 1998), Sixth Season Assistant Coach: Angela Ucci (Kennesaw State, 2008), Fifth Season Assistant Coach: Kelsey Rowell (Oregon, 2012), First Season 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

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FELECIA MULKEY

HEAD COACH • FIFTH SEASON • KENNESAW STATE, ‘98

Felecia Mulkey is in her fifth season at the helm of the program, having turned to the University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team into a national power and potential dynasty. Mulkey has guided the Ducks to three consecutive NCATA National Championships and a 21-meet unbeaten streak in the past three seasons. The three-time defending national champs, Oregon has posted a 27-1 record in the last three campaigns. In that span, Mulkey has guided the Ducks to 24 individual event national championships while coaching eight All-Americans and one Performer of the Year. During the 2012-13 season, Mulkey and the Ducks defeated second-seeded Quinnipiac in the NCATA finals to claim a third straight national title. The Ducks finished the season with an 8-0 record, going undefeated for a second straight season. The Ducks won an unprecedented 12 individual event National Championships, while Sarah Moreno, Tara Lubert, Nicole Erlichman and Natasha Katzaroff were named AllAmericans. Lubert was also named the 2013 Performer of the Year. During the 2011-12 campaign, Mulkey led the Ducks to the first undefeated season in NCATA history, going 11-0, capped off with Oregon’s second NCATA National Championship. In the process, Mulkey was able to tutor three NCATA All-Americans in Katzaroff, Chelsea White and Kelsey Rowell. Lubert was also named the NCATA Newcomer of the Year. In addition to the national title, Mulkey saw her team capture six individual event titles for a second straight year. Despite Oregon being awarded the No. 2 overall seed in the 2011-12 championship, Mulkey provided poise to a squad that set the NCATA record for the highest overall meet score (291.26). After only earning three perfect scores in the 2010-11 season, the Ducks more than doubled that total under Mulkey in the 2011-12 season as Oregon picked up 21 10.0’s. 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

In the first season competing exclusively in the acrobatics and tumbling meet format, Mulkey delivered the inaugural National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association title to Eugene, guiding the Ducks to an impressive 8-1 record in the process. In addition to the team title, Mulkey was tabbed by her peers as the NCATA Coach of the Year. Under her tutelage, the Ducks were the highest scoring team in the country and eclipsed 283 points in five of their last six meets. She also saw her talented squad claim six individual event national titles while junior Chelsea White became the school’s first NCATA All-American. Oregon won its first six meets of the regular season and posted the top scores in the nation in compulsory (39.79), stunt (29.54), basket toss (29.42), tumbling (55.08) and overall team score (289.204). Despite a close setback in the regular season finale to Maryland, Oregon’s strong work all season long garnered it the top seed for the NCATA Championships at Matthew Knight Arena. From there, the Ducks picked up a semifinal win over Baylor and earned another showdown against the preseason-favorite Terrapins. This time, Oregon jumped out to an early lead and held off a late rally to cap the dream season for the Ducks. Off the mat, Mulkey has worked tirelessly in growing the sport of acrobatics and tumbling. She is playing a key role in submitting a bid to the NCAA to gain emerging sport status. Prior to the 2010-11 season, Mulkey was a catalyst in developing the scoring format that is currently in practice in acrobatics and tumbling meets. In 2010, UO won six meets and placed third at the National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships as the stunts and gymnastics team. Now with a new name and meet format, Mulkey has the Ducks poised to not only be an elite team in the gym, but a pioneer of the rising sport of acrobatics and tumbling. “Last year’s team provided the program with a good foundation to build on,” Mulkey said. “The change to acrobatics and tumbling has changed our recruiting a little. It GODUCKS.COM


University of Oregon Ducks has allowed us to focus more on specific strengths and positions and it is opening up opportunities for women who may not have been able to compete in the previous format. Mulkey was named the program’s first head coach on May 15, 2008. Mulkey previously built the Kennesaw State competitive cheer program into a national powerhouse. The Owls finished fourth in the 2008 All-Women’s Division I Collegiate Championships after capturing national titles in 2004 and 2005. Mulkey, a 1998 Kennesaw State health and exercise science graduate and Atlanta, Ga. native, oversaw the development of a program that finished no worse than third nationally from 2001 through 2007. Her success resulted in the program ascending to the Division I level in 2006. Prior to transferring and taking over the head coaching reigns at the Kennesaw, Ga., school in May 1997, Mulkey cheered for two years at Southern Union State (Wadley, Ala.), and led the Bison to an eighth-place national finish in 1995. “Felecia’s credentials speak for themselves -- a two-time national championship coach and the energy that her team possessed when I went back to Daytona Beach, Fla., (site of the national championships) and watched them come out on that floor was outstanding,” said then-senior Associate Athletics Director Renee Baumgartner. “Her personality and what we’re trying to do at the University of Oregon, as well as on the national scene, will go a long way in positioning ourselves among the national leaders in this sport for years to come.” In addition to directing the Owls’ spirit and competitive programs, Mulkey served as the school’s sports operations director from 2007-2008. She also worked as marketing director of the American Lung Association in Smyrna, Ga., from July 1998 through July 2000, as well as the sports marketing and promotions director at her alma mater from 2000-06. Although she has had great success in recent years, Mulkey’s coaching career at Kennesaw State didn’t begin quite the way she hoped for. In 1998, When the male portion of the team did not show the amount of dedication to the team Mulkey had repeatedly asked for, she removed them from the squad and took the team to allfemale status. After three tryouts the team consisted of 18 women. The majority of the team had never even thought about being a cheerleader and they came from assorted sports like track,

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

KSU was part of the Peach Belt Athletic Conference at the time and the PBAC hosted a competitive cheer championship in conjunction with the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The little team that had never competed before finished fourth in the conference in a field of 11 co-ed teams and went on that year to finish 12th in the nation.From that year on, Mulkey’s team remained all-female and continued to compete in the Peach Belt Conference Championships which stayed co-ed. In 1999, Mulkey continued to reach out to athletes that had never participated in competitive cheer and trained them in the basics and tumbling as the season went on. Some of the athletes joined the team without a round-off but would finish the year with a complete tumbling pass. The Owls improved to a ninth place showing in nationals in just their second season of existence. The team continued to improve in both conference and national competition before the self-named KSU ‘Dirty Dozen’ wowed the nation in 2002. After beginning the season with 22 particpants, the Owls had just 12 members on the squad by the time conference and nationals we scheduled. Mulkey crafted a perfect routine, highlighting the strengths of her small team. KSU placed second in the Peach Belt Conference Championships, knocking off teams with 20 members each (10 men, 10 women). At the national competition, the ‘Dirty Dozen’ shocked the nation. They took the floor like the biggest team in town and pushed on to a dazzling second-place finish. Kennesaw State was on the map and Mulkey and her girls would never let the school leave it. After taking second again in 2003, KSU won its first national championship in 2004. Feeding off Mulkey’s motto of “NOT THIS TIME,” the Owls would not settle for another silver medal. Her squad came out on fire, holding first place from prelims through the finals. Kennesaw State and Mulkey did not rest with their new success, as the Owls battled to take home a second-straight national championship in 2005 before being promoted to Division I the following season. After moving to Division I, the Owls continued their winning ways by taking two-straight third place finishes and a fourth place showing in 2008. Mulkey proved she could win regardless of the circumstances or competition level while at Kennesaw State which was one of the main reasons the University of Oregon tapped her to create its Team Stunts and Gymnastics program from scratch.

THE MULKEY FILE

School Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State University University of Oregon University of Oregon University of Oregon University of Oregon University of Oregon

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swimming, diving, softball, and a few from gymnastics backgrounds.

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ANGELA UCCI

ASSISTANT COACH • FOURTH SEASON • KENNESAW STATE, ‘08 Angela Ucci is in her fourth season as an assistant coach at the University of Oregon. In the previous three seasons, Ucci helped the Ducks to three consecutive NCATA National Championships and 24 individual event national championships. Ucci has coached eight Ducks to All-America honors, including one Performer of the Year.

In her first season as assistant coach of the then stunts and gymnastics team, Ucci helped lead the Ducks to six meet victories and a third-place finish in the 2010 national tournament. Ucci joined head coach Felecia Mulkey’s staff as an assistant coach on June 20, 2009.

Since Ucci’s arrival, the Ducks have posted a 27-1 (.964) record the past three seasons. In the 2013 campaign, Ucci and the Ducks went a perfect 8-0 and defeated secondseeded Quinnipiac to win another national title. The Ducks won an unprecedented 12 individual event National Championships, while Sarah Moreno, Tara Lubert, Nicole Erlichman and Natasha Katzaroff were named All-Americans. Lubert was also named the 2013 Performer of the Year. Ucci picked up where she left off last season by creating more difficult tumbling routines that assisted in the Ducks capturing five out of a possible six individual event titles at the 2012 NCATA National Championship. Oregon improved during the course of the 2012 season in tumbling under Ucci, with UO besting all of their marks from the 2010-11 season, including recording the Ducks’ first perfect scores in the aerial and six-element tumbling passes. Only five 10.0’s were notched in those two events nationwide, while Ucci led Katzaroff and Erlichman to three and two of those scores, respectively. UO also owned nationwide highs in the duo (9.95) and quad (9.25) tumbling passes under Ucci’s watchful eye. The Ducks have already put themselves on the map as a national power after claiming the inaugural National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association title in front of the home fans of Matthew Knight Arena to cap a tremendous 2011 season.

Year 2008-09 2010-present

While the name of the sport has changed, Ucci’s responsibilities still include coaching tumbling as well the back base position for the Ducks. Ucci was instrumental in coaching sophomore Natasha Katzaroff to the 2011 NCATA Individual Tumbling National Title. Ucci (pronounced ooh-chi), born in Kennesaw, Ga., has 10 years of all-around experience in gymnastics, starting out her career competing nationally for the Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta before joining Mulkey’s squad at KSU in 2003. While with the Owls, Ucci was a five-time All-American selection while competing as a back base for the club competitive cheerleading team. Ucci was also a member of both of Mulkey’s two national championship teams in 2004 and 2005. “Angela is a fantastic addition to our team and to the Oregon athletics department,” said Mulkey. “She shares the same drive and passion as I do for not only improving our own team, but for nationally advancing our sport in general.” After graduating from Kennesaw State in 2008 with a degree in exercise and heath science, Ucci started a small tumbling program out of Workout Anytime in Kennesaw where she was also employed as a personal trainer. She simultaneously worked as a gymnastics coach for World of Gymnastics and was also the curriculum director at World of Cheer.

THE UCCI FILE

School Position World of Cheer and Gymnastics Club Coach University of Oregon Assistant Coach

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KELSEY ROWELL

ASSISTANT COACH • FIRST SEASON • OREGON, ‘12 Former UO All-American Kelsey Rowell enters her first season as an assistant coach. The Salem, Ore., native joins Mulkey’s staff after leading Oregon to back-to-back national title as a student-athlete. “Kelsey is a much-needed addition to our coaching staff and to the Oregon team,” said Mulkey. “Having her on the sidelines will be a fantastic asset to the team. She has been a part of this program since its inaugural year, bringing a wealth of knowledge from the student-athlete perspective, and this will be invaluable in our recruiting efforts and direction for the program.” Rowell was a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team from 2009-2012, leading the Ducks to NCATA National Championships in 2011 and 2012. She earned several individual national titles, namely in the tumbling events, and was honored as an NCATA All-American as a senior.

Year 2009-12 2013-present

Rowell was born in Salem, Ore., and has lived in several parts of the country. She has 12 years of all-around experience in gymnastics, competing nationally in Oregon, California and Texas before joining Mulkey’s squad at Oregon in 2009. Prior to competing collegiately, she was a Level IX Western National Qualifier in 2001, and a Level 10 National Qualifier in 2002 and 2003. She holds regional championship titles on floor, beam and vault. The Ducks have put themselves on the map as a national powerhouse after claiming the national title three years in a row. Kelsey will join the staff as an overall expert in the field with tremendous collegiate experience. After graduating from Oregon in 2012 with a degree in sociology, Rowell worked at Vircon Inc., in Portland, Ore., as a consultant relations manager in the human resources department. She is planning to pursue her graduate degree in the fall of 2014.

THE ROWELL FILE

School Position University of Oregon Student-Athlete University of Oregon Assistant Coach

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MIRANDA MERKISON

KELSEY HONES

SARAH MORENO

KELSEY HONES

# 2 | TOP | JUNIOR | 4-9

#3 | TOP | JUNIOR | 5-0

Loganville, Ga. • Faith Academy

Albany, Ore. • West Albany HS 2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event national

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event champion in 5-element acro, heat three pyramid, heat one toss, heat two toss national champion in 5-element acro and heat two pyramid. and duo pass tumbling … 2013 NCATA All-American.

2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event national champion in duo tumbling pass. national champion in heat three pyramid. High School: Led high school team to three state titles … won an individual state title and a stunt group state title in 2010 … serving as team captain as a senior … member of the first team from Oregon to compete at Cheerleading Worlds in 2007 … led team to three more Cheerleading Worlds appearances from 2008-10 … finished runner-up as an individual at the 2006 American Personal: Full name is Miranda Lea Merkison … born in Decatur, Ga. National Championships … won an individual and stunt group title at the … parents are Anthony and Darlene Merkison … has three siblings: 2004 Power Athletics Nationals … competes for West Coast Extreme Dream one older brother (Adam), one younger brother (Aaron) and one younger Team on the club scene … former level 9 gymnast who competed from 200108 … won a Level 7 sectional title on uneven bars in 2004 … won a level 6 sister (Addyson). section title in the all-around in 2003 … played soccer for four years and was in ballet for six years … member of the National Honor Society … entered the fall semester with a 3.8 grade-point average.

High School: Earned two letters in competitive cheer … earned AllAmerica honors in 2008 … cheered for Team USA in London in 2007 … former gymnast and dancer … also played soccer and basketball.

Personal: Full name is Sarah Rose Moreno … born in Portland, Ore. … parents are Elaine and Moy Moreno … older brother, Joel, is a senior on the Oregon State club water polo team.

MACKENZIE RAGAN

KELSEY HONES

NATALIE JAYNES

KELSEY HONES

#4 | TOP | FRESHMAN | 5-3

#5 | TOP | FRESHMAN | 5-5

Danville, Calif. • San Ramon Valley

Carlsbad, Calif. • La Costa Canyon HS

High School: Attended San Ramon Valley High School … three-year letter winner on the cheerleading team and one-year letter winner on the diving team … competed for the club team of CheerGyms.com in Concord, Calif. Personal: Daughter of Mike and Cyndee Ragan … has three brothers … academic major is undeclared.

High School: Attended La Costa Canyon HS ... competed on AAU gymnastics team TRC Gymnastics ... won the all-around title at the 2013 CIF San Diego Sectional ... three-time event winner on beam at CIF San Diego Sectional ... three-year letterwinner in gymnastics ... earned NCA All-America honors as a cheerleader in 2013 ... two-time letterwinner on high school cheer team ... level 8 regional qualifier in 2008 and 2009... three-time Scholar Athlete. Personal: Has two sisters and two step brother ... intends to major in Human Physiology.

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RACHAEL BLOCK

KELSEY HONES

#6 | TOP | FRESHMAN | 5-3 Midlothian, Va. • Cosby HS

2013: Attended Cosby HS ... four-year letterwinner on high school cheerleading team ... named varsity cheer captain in 2012 and 2013 and won team’s MVP award ... led team to Virginia 3A State Championship titles in 2010 and 2011 ... competed on AAU squad Fame All-Stars ... competed at the Cheerleading Worlds event on seven occasions.

MARI YACOUBIAN

KELSEY HONES

#7 | TOP | FRESHMAN | 5-2 Ladera Ranch, Calif.. • Santa Margarita HS

High School: Attended Santa Margarita Catholic HS ... two-time letterwinner on varsity cheer squad ... named team captain as a senior ... placed in the top 10 at the UCA Nationals in 2012 and 2013 ... competed on club team OC All-Stars ... Cheer Pros top athlete scholarship winner.

Personal: Born in Laguna Hills, Calif. ... has two brothers and one sister Personal: Born in Richmond, Va. ... has two sisters, including Erin Block ... intend to major in Human Physiology. - a senior on the team ... major is Human Physiology.

KALIANN NOLL

KELSEY HONES

#8 | BASE | JUNIOR | 5-1 Anaheim Hills, Calif.. • Mater Dei HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team.

CHANDLER WHITE

KELSEY HONES

#9 | TOP | SOPHOMORE | 5-1 Valencia, Calif. • Hart HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event national champion in heat two toss.

High School: Part of four USA High School national titles …also led team to two USA All-Star national titles … served as captain of competitive cheer team as a senior … competed for Cheerforce All-Stars, Stealth AllStars and California Quakes All-Stars club teams … former gymnast who competed for South Coast Gymnastics and Gym Max … former dancer at Jimmie Defore Dance Center.

High School/Club: Won 2009 Large Varsity Advanced championship at USA Nationals, in addition to winning the Aloha Spirit International competition in Hawaii during the same year with Hart High School ... competed in cheerleading and gymnastics at GymCheerUSA and with the California Flyers All-Stars ... finished in the top 30 at the World Championships with the California Flyers and competed in the Cheersport Nationals in 2008 ... finished third in the state on the bars in level five competition and notched a 36 in the all-around portion.

Personal: Full name is Kaliann Marie Noll … born in Santa Ana, Calif. … parents are Ken and Debbie Noll … has six siblings: three older sisters (Danamarie Guzman, Aimee Noll and Julie Noll), one older brother (Gary Guzman), one younger brother (Kenneth Noll) and one younger sister (Deanna Noll).

Personal: Born in Orange County, Calif. … parents are David and Susan White … has two brothers, Christopher and Chase and two sisters, Chelsea and Chloe...sister, Chelsea is a senior on the team.

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KELSEY HONES

ZOEY JOHSZ

KISA CHAPMAN

KELSEY HONES

#10 | BASE | JUNIOR | 5-1

#11 | TOP | JUNIOR | 5-2

Huntington Beach, Calif. • Mater Dei HS

Anaheim Hills, Calif. • Orange Lutheran HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team.

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event national champion in 6-element acro and heat two toss.

2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event national champion in heat three pyramid. national champion in trio tumbling pass. High School: Earned two letters in competitive cheer … earned AllAmerica honors in 2008 … cheered for Team USA in London in 2007 … High School: Earned four varsity letters in competitive cheer … voted team MVP in 2010 … led team to a national title in 2010 … group former gymnast and dancer … also played soccer and basketball. stunt squad finished runner-up at nationals in 2009 … voted most Personal: Full name is Miranda Lea Merkison … born in Decatur, Ga. outstanding cheerleader by her teammates in 2008 and 2009 … serving … parents are Anthony and Darlene Merkison … has three siblings: as team captain during her senior year … competed for OC All-Stars and one older brother (Adam), one younger brother (Aaron) and one younger Stealth All-Stars … former gymnast and ice skater. sister (Addyson). Personal: Born in Orange County, Calif. … parents are Craig and Linda Chapman … has two older sisters: Kristy and Nikki and one younger brother: Connor.

BRANDY DUREN

KELSEY HONES

KELSEY LESLIE

KELSEY HONES

#12 | TOP | JUNIOR | 5-3

#13 | TOP | SENIOR | 5-3

Springfield, Ore. • Thurston HS

Aliso Viejo, Calif. • Aliso Niguel HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team.

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team.

2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event national champion in trio tumbling pass.

2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team.

High School: Led stunt group to a state title in 2008 and 2010 … won an individual state title in 2009, finished runner-up in 2010 and placed third in 2008 … also part of the partner stunt state title squad in 2008 and 2009 … lettered four times in competitive cheer … voted best flyer by her teammates three times and tabbed team MVP in 2009 … competes for Oregon’s Dream Team club squad. Personal: Full name is Brandy Ann Duren … born in Springfield, Ore. … parents are Hank and Tricia Duren … has one younger brother: Devon.

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

2011: Member of the inaugural NCATA National Championship team. High School: Earned one letter in competitive cheerleading … competed for the Pacific Coast Magic club team. Personal: Full name is Kelsey Jordan Leslie … born in Fountain Valley, Calif. … parents are Earsell and Suzy Leslie … has one younger brother, Shane.

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ERIN BLOCK

KELSEY HONES

ERIKA SCHAEFER

KELSEY HONES

#15 | BASE | SENIOR | 5-3

#16 | BASE | JUNIOR | 5-3

Midlothian, Va. • Midlothian HS

Mission Viejo, Calif. • Mission Viejo HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event national champion in heat one pyramid, heat two pyramid and quad tumbling. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team. 2011: Member of the inaugural NCATA National Championship team. High School: Led team to consecutive sixth-place finishes at the 2009 and 2010 Cheerleading World Championships … lettered three times in competitive cheerleading … competed for the Cheer Challenge All-Stars club team from 2001-06 before switching to FAME All-Stars from 200610. Personal: Full name is Erin Elyse Block … born in Henrico, Va. … parents are Carl and Melinda Block … has one older sister (Megan) and one younger sister (Rachael).

BROOKE GANSEMER

KELSEY HONES

#17 | BASE | JUNIOR | 5-5 Rancho Santa Margarite, Calif. • Tesoro HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event national champion in 6-element acro, heat two toss and heat three toss. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team. High School: Competed for the Academy of Olympic Gymnastics club … club cheer teams were OC All-Stars and CheerForce All-Stars … won the floor exercise and all-around at level 6 Southern California Sectionals in 2006 in gymnastics … competed at level 8 regionals in gymnastics … led competitive cheer team to a first-place finish at the Duel at the Desert Spirit Sports Cheer Competition in 2007 … earned the Coach’s Award (MVP) in 2009 … led team to first-place finish at Jamz Cheerleading Competition and received a bid for the Cheerleading Worlds in 2010. Personal: Full name is Erika Alisa Schaefer … born in Mission Viejo, Calif. … parents are Joe and Debi Schaefer … has one older sister (Ashley).

McKENZIE WILCOX

KELSEY HONES

#20 | BACK BASE | SENIOR | 5-5 Salem, Ore. • South Salem HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event 2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team. national champion in 6-element acro, heat one pyramid, heat two pyramid, heat three pyramid, heat one toss, heat two toss and quad 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team. tumbling. 2011: Member of the inaugural NCATA National Championship team. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team. High School: Competed for Champion Cheer club team … earned the High School: Competed for the Magic All-Stars and Pacific Coast Magic Champion Cheer Captain’s Award from 2005-2010 … named best back club teams …named team MVP of her high school competitive cheer row player by her teammates in volleyball. team as a sophomore … former gymnast who competed for Cal Elite for six years … competed in track and field for one season. Personal: Full name is McKenzie Reed Wilcox … born in Portland, Ore. … parents are Bret Wilcox and Kimberly Shipp … has four siblings: one Personal: Born in Laguna Hills, Calif. … parents are Fred and Justime older sister, Brittany Wilcox, and three younger sisters, Haley and Sydney Gansemer … has two siblings: older sister Kim and younger brother Ehlers and Payton Wilcox. Tristan.

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

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KAILE MICHAUD

KELSEY HONES

SARAH KOENIG

KELSEY HONES

#21 | BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-3

#22 | TOP | JUNIOR | 5-0

Vancouver, Wash. • Prairie HS •

Anchorage, Alaska • Steller Secondary School (Univ. of Anchorage )

High School: Attended Prairie High ... letterwinner on HS cheer team ... competed for Thuner Elite club cheerleading team ... won two NCA Championships ... two-time MVP of All-Star team ... honor roll student. Personal: Intends to major in biology ... has three older brothers.

Before Oregon: Attended the University of Anchorage as an underclassmen ... graduated from Steller Secondary School ... fouryear letterwinner in gymnastics, competing in all events ... all-around champion in 2011 senior meet ... named team captain as a senior. Personal: Born in Changsha, China ... intended major is Human Physiology.

KRISTA PHILLIPS

KELSEY HONES

LINDSEY HUNT

KELSEY HONES

#24 | BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-6

#25 | BACK BASE | JUNIOR | 5-6

Murrieta, Calif. • Murrieta Mesa HS •

Huntington Beach, Calif. • Marina HS •

High School: Attended Murrieta Mesa HS ... letterwinner on cheer team ... competed in track ... member of California All-Stars club cheer team ... led club team to MYSL championships and runner-up showing at the Cheerleading Worlds ... honor roll student.

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event national champion in heat one pyramid, heat one toss and heat two toss.

Personal: Intends to major in elementary education ... has three sisters.

High School: A three-year varsity member of the Marina High squad... competes for Pace All-Stars club team … former gymnast who spent four years with the Scats Gymnastic Academy … played soccer for two years in high school who played three years for the NHBFC Soccer Club… also competed in basketball, soccer and softball.

2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team.

Personal: Full name is Lindsay Margaret Hunt … born in Irvine, Calif. … parents are Gary and Karan Hunt … has one older sister: Danielle.

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

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TARA LUBERT

KELSEY HONES

#26 | BASE | JUNIOR | 5-4 Yorba Linda, Calif.• Orange Lutheran HS

RACHEL

KELSEY HONES

BERGSETEREN-STRANGE #31 | BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-4 Santa Barbara, Calif. • Santa Barbara HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team … event High School: Attended Santa Barbara Senior High ... competed for national champion in 5-element acro, heat one pyramid, heat two toss, Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club ... 2010 level 9 state qualifier .. National heat three toss and quad tumbling … 2013 NCATA All-American… Honors Society member ... Salutatorian of HS graduating class. Named first-ever NCATA Most Outstanding Performer. Personal: Intends to major in environmental studies ... has one brother 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event and sister. national champion in heat three pyramid...tabbed as NCATA Newcomer of the Year. High School: Won level 8 and 9 regional championships in the floor exercise in gymnastics … won the level 10 sportsmanship award … competed for Wildfire Gymnastics Club. Personal: Full name is Tara Nicole Lubert … born in Chicago, Ill. … parents are Ron and Gina Lubert … has one older brother (Ryne).

NICOLE ERLICHMAN

KELSEY HONES

JALEN KIRKLAND

KELSEY HONES

#33 | BASE | JUNIOR | 5-3

#35 | BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-1

Folsom, Calif. • Vista del Lago HS

Cartersville, Ga. • Cartersville HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat one pyramid, heat one toss, quad tumbling and six-element pass… 2013 NCATA All-American. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event national champion in six-element tumbling pass. High School: Lettered twice in competitive cheer … voted best tumbler and best motions by her varsity teammates in 2008-09 and 0910 seasons … served as team captain … competed for POWER All-Stars club team … spent eight years competing as a gymnast … also played soccer and softball.

High School: Graduated from Cartersville HS ... attended Woodland HS as an underclassmen ... varsity competition cheerleader ... 2009 Cheerleader of the Year, the first freshman ever to receive the award at Woodland ... four-time NCA Champion ... competing for the Georgia All Stars, an AAU club team. Personal: Intends to major in business and pre-law ... has one younger sister ... named Vice President of her graduating class.

Personal: Full name is Nicole Ashley Erlichman … born in Clovis, Calif. … parents are Mark and Nancy Erlichman … has one younger brother, Ryan. 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

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SHELBY ARMSTRONG

KELSEY HONES

#36 | BASE | SOPHOMORE | 5-1 Caddo Mills, Texas • Bishop Lynch HS

ALEXIS McCALLISTER

KELSEY HONES

#37 | BASE | SOPHOMORE | 5-1 Kennewick, Wash. • Kamiakin HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event 2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat two pyramid and heat three pyramid. national champion in heat three pyramid. High School/Club: Earned All-American accolades with the Cheer High School/Club: Cheered competitively for Elite Force Cheer ... Athletics Panthers … national champion and two time world champions competed in the national championships for stunts in 2010 and 2011 ... with the Panthers … involved off the mat with the Invisible Children won the Level Four Coed National Championship in 2012. Club. Personal: Born in Richland, Wash. … parents are Todd and Rachelle Personal: Born in Dallas, Texas … parents are Greg and Schery McCallister … has one brother, Luke and two sisters, Olivia and Gabrielle. Armstrong … Has one brother, Justin.

OLIVIA CAMPBELL

KELSEY HONES

JORDYN FOX

KELSEY HONES

#39 | BASE | SOPHOMORE | 5-6

#40 | BACK BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-6

Parkdale, Ore. • Hood River Valley HS

Georgetown, Texas. • Georgetown HS

High School: Attended Hood River Valley HS ... three-year letterwinner on cheer team ... four-year letterwinner on track and field team ... twice earned All-America honors as cheerleader ... two-time state championship in pole vault. Personal: Born in Portland, Ore. ... has one younger brother ... undeclared academic major.

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

High School: Attended Georgetown HS ... four-year cheerleading letterwinner ... earned NCA All-American honors as a junior and senior ... competed for Courage Cheer club team ... winner of AP Scholars Award. Personal: Intends to major in art history ... has two younger sisters..

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AMANDA KAY

TAYLR KEATING

KELSEY HONES

KELSEY HONES

#41 | BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-6

#41 | BACK BASE | JUNIOR | 5-9

Foothill Ranch, Calif. • Trabuco Hills

Tucson, Ariz. • Flowing Wells HS

High School: Attended Trabuco Hills HS ... two-year letterwinner and captain of cheer team ... three-year letterwinner in track, competing in long jump, triple jump, high jump ... named MVP of track and field team ... competed on the California All Starts club cheer team ... competed at the NCA Championships on three occasions and at the Wolrd Championships on two occasions.

High School: Attended Flowing Wells HS ... letterwinner on HS cheer team ... led team to a 2009 State Championship ... competed at the 2008 Cheer Nations ... competed on swimming and diving team ... member of AYSO club soccer team. Personal: Intends to major in Japanese ... has one brother and one sister.

Personal: Intends to major in biology ... has two older brothers.

SYDNEE WALTON

ZAKIA HOUSTON

KELSEY HONES

KELSEY HONES

#44 | BASE | SOPHOMORE | 5-3

#46 | BASE | SENIOR | 5-1

Decatur, Ga. • Southwest DeKalb HS

San Jose, Calif.• Piedmont Hills HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat one pyramid.

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat one pyramid.

High School/Club: Competed in competitive cheer as the base at Southwest Dekalb HS … finished in first at the regional championships and placed eighth at state championships … part of the Stringray AllStars, a nationally ranked program that placed second at Worlds … holds the records in the pole vault at her hisgh school and placed second at regional championships … four- year honor roll student and is part of the Beta Club, French Club, National French Honors Society and Future Business Leaders of America.

2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event national champion in heat three pyramid.

Personal: Born in Dacatur, Ga. … parents are William Walton and Kathleen Richey-Walton.

2011: Member of the inaugural NCATA National Championship team... national champion in duo toss. High School: Won the NCAA and CCACC scholarship awards as a senior …

competed for Motion All-Stars and Nor*Cal Elite All-Stars club teams … voted athlete of the year and won the leadership award with her club team in 2005 … tabbed best tumbler and earned All-America honors in 2005.

Personal: Full name is Zakia Shani-Sadie Houston … born in San Jose, Calif. … parents are Barry and Cynthia Houston … has two older brothers (Hasani and Hashin).

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HANNAH LICHTENHALER

KELSEY HONES

NATASHA KATZAROFF

KELSEY HONES

#47 | BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-5

#48 | BASE | SENIOR | 5-1

Albany, Ore. • West Albany

Anaheim Hills, Calif. • Mater Dei HS

High School: Helped lead her West Albany HS cheer team to state titles in 2010 and 2011 ... won the individual group stunt championship in 2011 ... earned All-America honors in 2012 and 2013 ... member of the Oregon Dream Teams ... competed at the Cheerleading Worlds on five occasions. Personal: Born in Corvallis, Ore. ... has one older brother.

BLAIRE WILSON

KELSEY HONES

#52 | BACK BASE | FRESHMAN | 5-2 Scottsdale, Ariz. • Arcadia HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat two pyramid, heat three pyramid, heat three toss, duo tumbling and open pass… 2013 NCATA All-American. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team...event national champion in duo tumbling pass, quad tumbling pass and heat three pyramid... tabbed as NCATA All-American. 2011: Member of the inaugural NCATA National Championship team...captured open pass individual national championship with a tally of 9.55 on a tumble with a round handspring full and half through to full and a half. High School: Led competitive cheer team to four consecutive USA Nationals crowns, serving as team captain as a senior … earned all-state honors as a senior … lettered four times in competitive cheerleader and once in track and field.

High School: Attended Arcadia High School ... competed for the Desert Devils in club gymnastics and for AZ Power in club cheerleading ... named Arizona’s most Personal: Full name is Natasha Marie Katzaroff … born in Anaheim, Calif. … outstanding performer for level 8 in 2010 ... three-time Worlds Cheerleading parents are Joseph and Barbara Katzaroff… has three younger siblings: two competitor. brothers (Nicholas and Nathan) and one sister (Nicole). Personal: Major is undecided ... has an older brother (Garrett) and younger brother (Zach) ... daughter of Lori and Jim.

NICOLE KELSEY HONES SEYBOLD #54 | BACK BASE | SOPHOMORE | 5-8 Tampa, Fla. • Freedom HS

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat one pyramid, heat two pyramid, heat two toss and heat three toss. High School/Club: Earned five varsity letters at Freedom High School; four in competitive cheer and one in track … won state title in competitive cheerleading all four years she competed … selected to first team all-conference during senior year … a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Key Service Club. Personal: Born in Plainfield, Fla. … parents are John and Wendy Seybold … has one brother, Brian and two sisters, Taylor and Hanna.

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

BRIANNA TEITZEL

KELSEY HONES

#55 | BACK BASE | JUNIOR | 5-6 Chehalis, Wash. • W.F. West HS •

2013: Member of 2013 NCATA National Championship team… event national champion in heat one pyramid, heat two pyramid, heat one toss and heat two toss. 2012: Member of 2012 NCATA National Championship team. High School: Led club team to World Championships title in 2008 … won physical fitness award at WF West-Chehalis … also was a fouryear member of four-time winner of the cheer squad in high school ... Evergreen Conference Academic Achievement Award … competed for South Elite All-Stars club team … cracked the top three of her school’s weight training records in the power clean … played soccer for three years and softball for two years … also took ballet and ran track for two years. Personal: Full name is Brianna Catherine Teitzel … born in Olympia, Wash. … parents are Bill and Jennifer Teitzel … has one older brother, Blake. GODUCKS.COM

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BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

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2013 OREGON RECAP Date

Opponent

Location

Results

Thurs., Feb 7

Azusa Pacific

Azusa, Calif.

276.970-272.240 (W)

Sat., Mar 02

Baylor

Eugene, Ore.

266.775-249.265 (W)

Sat., Mar 16 Fairmont State Mon., Mar 25 Quinnipiac University Tues., April 2 Azusa Pacific University Sat., April 6 Baylor NCATA National Championships Wed., April 25 Event Finals

Eugene, Ore.

284.130-265.710 (W)

Hamden, Conn.

273.475-260.215 (W)

Eugene, Ore.

283.950-270.280 (W)

Waco, Texas

281.30-266.275 (W)

Hamden, Conn.

12 event titles

Fri., Apr 27 Sat., Apr 28

Fairmont State

Hamden, Conn.

280.225-265.475 (W)

Quinnipiac

Hamden, Conn.

277.885-273.655 (W)

Ducks Win National Championship; Complete Three-Peat HAMDEN, Conn. -- The No. 1 seed University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team defeated the No. 2 seed Quinnipiac Bobcats last season, 277.885-273.655, in Hamden, Conn., to win the NCATA National Championship for the third year in a row. Oregon swept the Compulsory round, totaling 38.45 points to QU’s 36.8 thanks in part to a perfect 10.0 in Heat 2 and a 9.95 in Heat 3. The Ducks won the first two heats of the Acro round with scores of 9.95 and 9.55 before Quinnipiac answered back by winning Heat 3. Overall, UO just edged QU 27.76-27.52 in the round. The Pyramid round was another extremely close one as the teams tied at 29.65 after tying the first heat and splitting the next two. Oregon recorded another perfect 10 in Heat 2. Going into halftime, Oregon led 95.86-93.97. UO came out of halftime on fire as it swept the Toss and Tumbling rounds, topping Quinnipiac 29.35-27.80 and 57.88-55.83, respectively. The Ducks recorded scores of 9.95 or higher in the final three Tumbling heats. Up by 5.49 before the Team Routine, Oregon looked to put the meet away in the final event. While Quinnipiac won the Team Routine 96.06-94.80, the Ducks were able to score enough points to seal the win and their third straight National Championship. Oregon advanced to the finals by defeating fifth-seeded Fairmont State, 280.225-265.475. The Ducks started the meet off on fire as they topped FSU 38.0-36.70 in the Compulsory round, recording a perfect 10 in Heat 2 and a near-perfect 9.90 in Heat 3. Oregon continued its solid play in the Acro round, outscoring the Falcons 28.35-27.2. FSU won its only heat of the entire meet in the round, as it scored a 9.35 to Oregon’s 9.30 in Heat 2. In the final event before halftime, UO bested FSU 29.05-28.0 in the Pyramid round to go up 95.40-91.90. Oregon didn’t look back the rest of the meet as it swept every event in the second half. The Falcons put up a fight in the Toss round but ultimately fell 28.9-28.2. The Ducks scored above 9.0 in five of the six Tumbling heats, led by Nichole Erlichman and Natasha Katzaroff’s scores of 9.83 in the 6-element and 7-element, respectively. In the Team Routine, Oregon sealed its victory, outscoring the Falcons by 5.4 points to win the meet by a total of 14.75 points. In the event finals, the top-seeded Ducks won 12 event championships while Tara Lubert won the Most Outstanding Performer Award. Sarah Moreno, Erlichman, Katzaroff and Lubert were named NCATA All-Americans. The Ducks finished the regular season unbeaten for the second straight season, winning all six matches. The Ducks have gone 19 consecutive meets without a loss.

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2013 AWARDS NCATA All-Americans Sarah Moreno, Oregon Tara Lubert, Oregon Nicole Erlichman, Oregon Natasha Katzaroff, Oregon Nicole Shook, Azusa Pacific Hailey Cowan, Baylor Stephanie Bohmler, Baylor Keegan Johnson, Baylor Danielle DiCarlo, Fairmont State Stephanie Palange, Quinnipiac

Heat 2: Julia Magdelino, Samantha Schulz, Miranda Merkison, Erin Block, Lauren Loos, Brooke Gansemer, Nicole Seybold, Brianna Tietzel, Shelby Armstrong and Natasha Katzaroff. Heat 3: Brooke Gansemer, Sarah Moreno, Shelby Armstrong, Lauren Loos, Julia Magdelino, Natasha Katzaroff, Samantha Schulze and Alexis McCallister. TOSS Heat 1: Lauren Loos, Sarah Moreno, Brianna Teitzel, Lindsay Hunt, Brooke Gansemer and Nicole Erlichman.

Performer of the Year: Tara Lubert, Oregon Oregon Individual Event National Champions ACRO 5-element: Tara Lubert, Sarah Moreno, Miranda Merkison and Lauren Loos. 6-element: Nicole Seybold, Kisa Chapman, Nicole Erlichman, Erika Schaefer and Brooke Gansemer. PYRAMID Heat 1: Brianna Teitzel, Brooke Gansemer, Tara Lubert, Nicole Erlichman, Lauren Loos, Nicole Seybold, Kyndel Fletcher, Erin Block, Zakia Houston, Kelsea Carlson, Sydnee Walton and Lindsay Hunt.

Heat 2: Kisa Chapman, Kelsea Carlson, Brianna Teitzel, Sarah Moreno, Brooke Gansemer, Lindsay Hunt, Lauren Loos, Tara Lubert, Erika Schaefer, Chandler White and Nicole Seybold. Heat 3: Kelsea Carlson, Nicole Seybold, Tara Lubert, Erika Schaefer and Natasha Katzaroff. TUMBLING Duo: Natasha Katzaroff and Sarah Moreno. Quad: Erin Block, Tara Lubert, Nicole Erlichman and Brooke Gansemer 6-element Pass: Nicole Erlichman Open Pass: Natasha Katzaroff

Senior Natasha Katzaroff (left) and junior Nicole Erlichman (right) were named NCATA All-Americans last season. Both return for the 2014 season looking to repeat the feat.

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2013 RESULTS Total Scores Opponent Compulsories vs. Azusa Pacific (Feb. 7) 39.05 vs. Baylor (March 2) 37.45 vs. Fairmont State (March 16) 38.15 vs. Quinnipiac (March 26) 37.60 vs. Azusa Pacific (April 2) 37.75 vs. Fairmont State (April 26) 38.00 vs. Quinnipiac (April 27) 38.45 Compulsories Opponent vs. Azusa Pacific (Feb. 7) vs. Baylor (March 2) vs. Fairmont State (March 16) vs. Quinnipiac (March 26) vs. Azusa Pacific (April 2) vs. Fairmont State (April 26) vs. Quinnipiac (April 27)

Acro 27.54 27.95 29.55 27.85 26.70 28.35 27.76

Acro 9.85 9.40 9.30 9.40 9.40 9.55 9.40

Pyramid 29.75 28.75 29.35 28.95 29.25 29.05 29.65

Pyramid 10.0 9.80 9.90 9.80 9.80 10.00 10.00

Toss 28.10 26.95 28.90 28.15 28.35 28.90 29.35

Tumbling 57.20 54.08 57.03 55.93 53.60 57.425 57.88

Toss 9.95 9.65 9.80 9.65 9.90 9.90 9.95

Team Routine 95.15 91.60 101.150 95.00 102.90 98.50 94.80

Tumbling 9.25 8.60 9.15 8.75 8.65 8.55 9.10

Score 276.790 266.775 284.130 273.475 283.950 280.225 277.885

Score 39.05 37.45 38.15 37.60 37.75 38.0 38.45

Acro Opponent vs. Azusa Pacific (Feb. 7) vs. Baylor (March 2) vs. Fairmont State (March 16) vs. Quinnipiac (March 26) vs. Azusa Pacific (April 2) vs. Fairmont State (April 26) vs. Quinnipiac (April 27)

Heat 1 9.24 9.60 9.85 9.20 9.45 9.60 9.95

Heat 2 8.70 9.15 9.85 9.20 9.75 9.30 9.55

Heat 3 9.60 9.20 9.85 9.45 9.45 9.45 8.26

Score 27.54 27.95 29.55 27.85 28.65 28.35 27.76

Pyramid Opponent vs. Azusa Pacific (Feb. 7) vs. Baylor (March 2) vs. Fairmont State (March 16) vs. Quinnipiac (March 26_ vs. Azusa Pacific (April 2) vs. Fairmont State (April 26) vs. Quinnipiac (April 27)

Heat 1 9.90 9.35 9.65 9.55 9.85 9.60 9.80

Heat 2 9.90 9.65 9.70 9.75 9.90 9.75 9.85

Heat 3 9.95 9.75 10.0 9.65 10.0 9.70 10.0

Score 29.75 28.75 29.35 28.95 29.75 29.05 29.65

Toss Opponent vs. Azusa Pacific (Feb. 7) vs. Baylor (March 2) vs. Fairmont State (March 16) vs. Quinnipiac (March 26) vs. Azusa Pacific (April 2) vs. Fairmont State (April 26) vs. Quinnipiac (April 27)

Heat 1 9.20 9.15 9.70 9.20 9.65 9.65 9.80

Heat 2 9.40 9.15 9.40 9.35 9.60 9.50 9.750

Heat 3 9.50 8.65 9.80 9.60 9.75 9.75 9.80

Score 28.10 26.95 28.90 28.15 29.00 28.90 29.35

Tumbling Opponent vs. Azusa Pacific (Feb. 7) vs. Baylor (March 2) vs. Fairmont State (March 16) vs. Quinnipiac (March 26) vs. Azusa Pacific (April 2) vs. Fairmont State (April 26) vs. Quinnipiac (April 27)

Duo 9.50 9.20 9.30 9.4 9.30 9.40 9.50

Triple 9.35 7.30 9.35 9.0 8.85 9.80 9.60

Quad 8.8 8.25 8.85 8.65 8.95 8.80 8.90

Aerial 9.9 9.65 9.88 9.68 9.83 9.78 9.95

Six Element 9.95 9.90 9.93 9.75 9.90 9.83 9.98

Open 9.80 9.78 9.72 9.45 9.78 9.83 9.95

Score 57.20 54.08 57.03 55.93 56.60 57.425 57.88

SEASON HIGHS IN BOLD

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THE NCATA 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

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THE NCATA Dr. Renee Baumgartner NCATA President Nancy Post NCATA Vice President John Blake Executive Director

Member Institutions

Adrian College

Head Coach: Regina Smith First Year Program SID: Ryan Hornack E-mail: rhornack@adrian.edu

Alderson-Broaddus

Head Coach: Jacquie Svadeba First Year Program SID: Andrew Goetz E-mail: goetzar@ab.edu

Baylor

Head Coach: LaPrise Harris-Williams 2013 Record: 2-4 SID: Julie Bennett E-mail: julie_bennett@baylor.edu

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

Azusa Pacific

Head Coach: Colleen Kausrud 2013 Record: 2-4 SID: Joe Reinsch E-mail: jreinsch@apu.edu

Fairmont State

Head Coach: Kristi Kiefer 2013 Record: 1-5 SID: Adam Zundell E-mail: azundell@fairmontstate.edu

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ABOUT THE NCATA

Member Institutions

Gannon University

First Year Program 2013 Record: 8-1 SID: Cameron Harati E-mail: charati@uoregon.edu

Oregon

Head Coach: Felicia Mulkeu 2013 Record: 6-0 SID: Brady Johnson E-mail: bradyj@uoregon.edu

2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

Hawaii Pacific

First Year Program 2013 Record: 8-1 SID: Cameron Harati E-mail: charati@uoregon.edu

King University

First Year Program 2013 Record: 3-5 SID: Joe Reinsch E-mail: jreinsch@apu.edu

Quinnipiac

Head Coach: Kristi Kiefer 2013 Record: 1-7 SID: Adam Zundell E-mail: azundell@fairmontstate.edu

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MEET FORMAT

FORMAT Two to four teams compete at a meet. The typical duration is roughly two hours. A meet is made up of six events: Compulsories, Acro, Pyramids, Tosses, Tumbling and Team Routine. A halftime intermission will take place between Pyramids and Tosses. All event competition is in team rotation throughout each event. The rotation order is predetermined by the Head Official prior to the beginning of the meet, but the home team always performs last. SCORING Scoring is based upon pre-determined difficulty start values. Each skill performed is valued by the Officials of the NCATA prior to the meet. Teams submit their skill sequences 72 hours prior to the meet. Officials perform two primary functions at the meet: 1. Monitor the skills being performed to ensure that each element is correctly performed to the equate to the posted start difficulty value; and 2. Evaluate the execution and technique of the skills performed. Scores are posted immediately following the conclusion of each event and overall standings are displayed throughout the meet. Highest combined score after all events wins the meet. The maximum score in each meet is 300 points. EVENT 1: Compulsories (40 possible points) Four heats construct the Compulsory Event: acro, pyramid, toss and tumbling. During each heat the teams perform the exact same skills, allowing the officials to compare the technique and execution of each team. No athlete crossover rules apply from the Compulsories to other events. Acro Heat (10 possible points): one preset sequence performed by two synchronized groups from each team • Straight up heel stretch • Power press (hold stretch on the way down, flyer changes position on the way up) • Arabesque • 270 degree front flip cradle dismount (flyers feet to side) • Unassisted Rewind to Sponge • Dip to heel stretch • 720 degree twist cradle dismount Pyramid Heat (10 possible points): one preset pyramid performed by one group from each team • All feet start on the floor • 4-2-1. Two shoulder level stunts as second level level support (two bases, back, flyer) built before toss up • Basket up from back (three bases tossing, one flyer) • Three catchers in front • 270 degree flip off of the front • Second level dismounts at the same time as the top flyer, to below shoulder level Toss Heat (10 possible points): one preset toss performed by two synchronized groups from each team • Two synchronized back tuck tosses • Four bases tossing, one flyer, two groups Tumbling Compulsory Heat (10 possible points): four preset skills performed by eight athletes from each team. • No changing athletes between compulsory skills • Athletes must be positioned in windows

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MEET FORMAT • Skills must be performed in the following order: a. Standing tuck (to front); b. Toe-touch tuck (to front); c. Handspring tuck (to front); d. Round-off handspring layout from left to right in two lines. EVENT 2: Acro (30 possible points) Three heats construct the Acro Event where each team sends a maximum of four athletes to compete a 45 second acro sequence to counts. Athletes may compete in two heats, however no more than two athetes may crossover together from one heat to another. Timing begins with the first movement and exceeding the 45 seconds will result in a time deduction. In each heat, teams must attempt all required number of elements in addition to the required skill. The required skill counts as an element. • Heat 1: Required 360 degree flipping skill, five elements (10 points) • Heat 2: Required twisting skill, six elements (10 points) • Heat3: Required release skill, seven elements (10 points) EVENT 3: Pyramid (30 possible points) Three heats construct the Pyramid Event. Each team sends a maximum of 24 athletes and there is no crossover rule. Timing begins with the first movement and exceeding the 30 seconds will result in a time deduction. In each heat, teams must attempt the required skill while changing the pyramid structure or flyer plane from heat to heat. • Heat 1: Flipping (10 possible points) a. Entry/dismount must contain flip greater than 90 degrees • Heat 2: Twisting (10 possible points) a. Entry/dismount must contain twist skill greater than 90 degrees • Heat 3: Release (10 possible points) a. Entry/dismount must contain a release skill EVENT 4: Toss (30 possible points) Three heats construct the Toss Event where each has required elements. A maximum of four athletes may toss a single flyer. Athletes may crossover and compete in two heats, one of which must be the synchronized toss. • Heat 1: Two elements must be performed in a single toss (10 points) • Heat 2: Two synchronized tosses (10 points) • Heat 3: Open-no skill requirements (10 points) EVENT 5: Tumbling (60 possible points) Six heats construct the Tumbling Event. Athletes may compete in both the sychronized portion and in one single pass, but tumble a maximum of two times. • Duo- Two athletes execute sychronized identical tumbling pass (10 points) • Trio- Three athletes execute sychronized identical tumbling pass (10 points) • Quad- Four athletes execute sychronized identical tumbling pass (10 points) • Ariel- single pass; must execute one flip before final flip in pass (10 points) • Six Element-single pass; six elements including last skill (10 points) • Open-single pass; no requirements (10 points) EVENT 6: Team Routine (110 possible points) One heat constructs the Team Routine. Athletes perform synchronized choreographed skills in a two minute, 30 second routine set to music. Routine has a minimum of 18 athletes and a maximum of 24 athletes. Routine is made up of required skills and optional skills. The required skills include: • 30 acro elements (20 points) • Five tosses (20 points) • Four pyramids (2.5 high) (20 points) • One Jump/Standing Tumbling Pass per number of athletes on the mat (20 points) • One Running Tumbling Pass per number of athletes on the mat (20 points) • Additional scored categories: a. Rountine construction (5 points) b. Dance/Composition/Artistry- 50 percent of team must perform two, eight counts

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NCATA COMPOSITE SCHEDULE Mission & Vision Mission • The mission of the NCATA is to bring the sport of Acrobatics and Tumbling to NCAA emerging sport status and towards a fully sanctioned NCAA championship sport. • The NCATA is committed to promoting Acrobatics and Tumbling, creating competitive opportunities for athletes, coaches and institutions with an emphasis on the value of responsibility, competitiveness, dedication, sportsmanship, and education at the collegiate level. Built on this foundation, the NCATA will foster the growth, development, and advancement of Acrobatics and Tumbling through refinement of all sport rules. • Rules focus on continued development and regulation of education and training, and the professional development of administrators, coaches, officials and athletes seeking collegiate or foundational exposure at the regional, national or international level. Vision • The vision of the NCATA is to be dedicated in the guidance, leadership and governance for the sport of Acrobatics and Tumbling at the collegiate level and eventually the developmental levels based on fair and safe competition while continuing to expand competitive opportunities for female student-athletes at the collegiate level.

Core Values • In addition to the standards of meeting varsity sport requirements, the NCATA is committed to the following values and beliefs. Athletic Administrator and Coach Led • The NCATA was founded by athletic directors, senior women’s administrators, and compliance officials. With heavy involvement from university legal departments as well as head coaches of participating member schools, this organization believes strongly in the commitment to collegiate athletics internally from athletic departments. Non-Profit Entity Governing Acrobatics and Tumbling • The NCATA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit entity with the first and foremost purpose of emergence of women’s Acrobatics and Tumbling as an NCAA sport providing more athletic opportunities for collegiate female student-athletes. As a governing and policy-making entity, our focus is the safe emergence of Acrobatics and Tumbling. Regulated Skill Development • All athletes must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. Working with USA Gymnastics, Acrobatics and Tumbling has created a program with levels of skills (similar to USA Gymnastics skill and competitive levels 1-10) that include progressions and uses safety as the primary development factor. This method produces better athletes while keeping the athletes safer. Regulated Policy Changes • The NCATA is regulated by a set of non-profit Bylaws, Rules and Policies Manual, Risk Safety Management and a Code of Points for coaches, athletes, officials and administrators. Each rule change or policy directive is based on safety and development of the sport. Rule changes are initiated from an educated committee of university coaches and/or the top experts in USA Gymnastics. Background Screening & Professional Development • The NCATA, by working with USA Gymnastics, has 100% of its professional members background checked. The screening is equal to that required of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) provides the mandatory comprehensive criminal background-screening program for the USA Gymnastics and NCATA administered programs. In addition, professional members must complete safety and on-going training provided by USA Gymnastics and the NCATA. 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCATA National Champions

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NCATA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Championship Format The NCATA National Championship is a single-elimination tournament. Teams must be from member universities in good standing with the NCATA. All regular season requirements must be met including, but not limited to, number of required meets, team membership, and coach professional membership. Qualification for Championship Championship Qualification Score (CQS) for All Around Championship Teams will be seeded for the NCATA Championship based on regular season results from each sanctioned meet. For the all-around championship, the CQS is calculated by averaging the four highest final scores earned during each event at NCATA sanctioned meets. Two out of the four scores earned have to be earned at NCATA away sanctioned meets. If a tie occurs the next highest score will be used to break the tie. The top two all around CQS scores will earn a bye for the first round at the Duration championship. The top six all around CQS scores qualify to compete at Wednesday-Travel Day the NCATA championship.

Championship Format

Saturday – Events finals – followed by National Championship Meet Event Finals Event finals will occur on Saturday morning prior to the national championship meet. Each heat will have four teams competing. Event Championship Qualification Score (ECQS) for Event Finals The four highest scores earned throughout the regular season (in each of the 4 skill events and the team event) at NCATA sanctioned meets will qualify for event finals at the championship. Student-athletes may not compete twice in the same heat during the event finals at the championship. One substitution to the originally qualifying group allowed for injury or a double qualifying athlete in the partner stunt, pyramid, tumbling and basket toss rounds is permissible. The group or individuals identified as receiving the highest score will be “Event Champion.” Reasons for the Event Finals

* Shows depth of talent for each team * Allows more than one specialist to contribute * Provides more criteria for naming tournament MVP and tournament Thursday- Practice in championship facilities, Welcome reception and regular season awards Banquet CQS will be calculated per event and a separate CQS will be calculated team for the Thursday all around score. * Provides an opportunity for individual groups to go to nationals - Round One, 2 meets even if their teams didn’t qualify Friday -Format Round Two, 2 meets Championship * Could be a source for director’s cup points upon recognition by the NCAA Saturday – Events finals – followed by National Championship Meet Thursday - Round One, 2 meets * Allows teams to comeback after early round elimination Friday -Tournament Round Two, 2 meetsBracket * Follows gymnastics and other individual sports models

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NCAA SANCTIONING The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association today (Sept. 2, 2010) announced its decision to sanction its events through USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Additionally, in an effort toward greater alignment of its activities with the gymnastics community, the NCSTA is changing its name to the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). “USA Gymnastics is an established and respected governing body,” said John Blake, NCATA executive director. “We have made great strides as an organization and this developing sport. This serves as yet another catalyst for our expansion at the NCAA level, and provides the NCATA with an established protocol that supports our growth.” “This is a natural extension for USA Gymnastics to work with the NCATA,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “This sport combines many of the skills taught throughout gymnastics disciplines and provides a whole new level of opportunity for our athletes.” USA Gymnastics is the non-profit, national governing body for gymnastics established in 1963. With more than 110,000 members, USA Gymnastics provides governance, training, development, education, growth and sport support for all of its disciplines, including men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. The purpose of a stunts and tumbling team is to compete on behalf of a university, 6-8 times per season in a head-to-head meet format against other collegiate stunts and tumbling teams. An NCSTA meet includes six rounds – compulsory, stunt, pyramid, basket toss, tumbling and team routine. The scoring system includes pre-determined difficulty values for each skill in each round of the events that allows for consistent scoring by the officials. The NCSTA’s unique meet format with standardized scoring, officiating, and safety provide clear separation from other related sports or activities. The NCATA is the collegiate association organizing the skill set of acrobatics and tumbling for women. With a goal of reaching NCAA emerging sport status, the current member institutions of the NCATA – Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Fairmont State University, University of Maryland, University of Oregon and Quinnipiac University – are excited about the possibilities of this new alliance. Teams range in size, with a maximum of 40 women. NCATA athletes and coaches will become members of USA Gymnastics and adhere to the rules and policies of the organization. “Many of our student-athletes come from the gymnastics community,” said Felecia Mulkey, head coach of the University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team. “This will be great for our development and the expansion of the sport at the collegiate level, creating new opportunities for female student-athletes.” The all-female acrobatics and tumbling teams are recognized and treated as fully sponsored sports at their respective institutions and are in full compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. The purpose of an acrobatics and tumbling team is to represent a university six to eight times each season in a head-to-head competitive format against other collegiate acrobatics and tumbling teams. An NCATA meet includes six rounds – compulsory, stunt, pyramid, basket toss, tumbling and a team routine. The scoring system includes pre-determined start difficulty values for each skill in each round for consistent scoring by officials. The NCATA’s unique meet format with standardized scoring, officiating, and safety provide clear separation from other related sports or activities.

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NCAA EMERGING SPORTS CRITERIA Definition of an emerging sport: An emerging sport is a sport recognized by the NCAA that is intended to provide additional athletics opportunities to female student-athletes. Institutions are allowed to use emerging sports to help meet the NCAA minimum sportssponsorship requirements and also to meet the NCAA's minimum financial aid awards. Definition of a sport: For purposes of reviewing emerging sports for women proposals, a sport shall be defined as an institutional activity involving physical exertion with the purpose of competition versus other teams or individuals within a collegiate competition structure. Furthermore, sport includes regularly scheduled team and/or individual, head-to-head competition (at least five) within a defined competitive season(s); and standardized rules with rating/scoring systems ratified by official regulatory agencies and governing bodies. If an activity meets the definition of a sport, then a proposal and 10 commitment letters are submitted to the Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA). The proposal has to include documentation/supporting information that demonstrates that the sport meets the criteria received by the CWA when assessing the viability of the sport. The Criteria Addressed in the Proposal Must Include the Following: • There must be 20 or more varsity teams and/or competitive club teams that currently exist on college campuses in that sport. • Other data exists that demonstrates support for the sport. For example: o Collegiate recreation and intramural sponsorship. o High-school sport sponsorship. o Nonscholastic competitive programs. o Association and organization support. o U.S. Olympic Committee support (e.g., classified as an Olympic sport, National Governing Body support, grants). o Conference interest in sports sponsorship. o Coaches Association support. o Professional sports support. • There is a demonstrated understanding that once identified as an emerging sport, all NCAA institutions wishing to sponsor the sport at the varsity level must abide by all NCAA regulations, which include limits on playing and practice seasons, recruiting regulations and student-athlete eligibility. • Emerging-sport proposals must include information on general championship rules and format for the sport. In addition to the proposal, 10 letters of commitment must be submitted. The letters must be from 10 member institutions that sponsor or intend to sponsor the sport as an emerging sport and include the signatures of the president and the athletics director of those institutions. Additionally, the letters must be dated within one year of the submission of the proposal and letters. A sport that is removed from the list of emerging sports for women can seek reinstatement. At least twelve months must have passed since the effective date of removal from the list. The criteria for the proposal remain the same, except that 15 letters of commitment must be included and the proposal should explain why the circumstances for support of the proposal have changed since the sport’s removal from the list.

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NCAA EMERGING SPORTS HISTORY When the NCAA adopted the recommendations of its Gender-Equity Task Force in 1994, one of the recommendations was the creation of the list of emerging sports for women. Nine sports were on that first list. In the past 14 years, some have become championship sports, while others have been added to the list. NCAA bylaws require that emerging sports must gain championship status (minimum 40 varsity NCAA programs) within 10 years or show steady progress toward that goal to remain on the list. Institutions are allowed to use emerging sports to help meet the NCAA minimum sports-sponsorship requirements and minimum financial aid awards. Any sport, with proper, documented support, can self-identify as an emerging sport. In the years since the emerging-sports list was created, four have earned full-fledged championship status. Women’s rowing, which became a National Collegiate championship in 1997 and split into championships for each division in 2002, has seen the most growth — and had the longest time to see the impact of NCAA recognition. Women’s ice hockey and women’s water polo, which both earned NCAA championship status in the 2000-01 season, have experienced growth, too. Women’s bowling, a championship sport since 2003-04, is expected to see sponsorship numbers rise even higher in the upcoming season. Each of those sports has grown and succeeded uniquely. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics is responsible for monitoring emerging-sport sponsorship and legislation. 1991: NCAA surveys its member institutions' expenditures for women's and men's athletics programs. Study results show undergraduate enrollment is about even (50/50), but male students constitute about 70 percent of the participants in intercollegiate athletics, their programs receive about 70 percent of athletics scholarship funds, 77 percent of operating budgets and 83 percent of recruiting funds. 1992: In response to the 1991 survey results, the NCAA Gender-Equity Task Force is established. 1993: The final report of the Gender-Equity Task Force is published. The Task Force recommends institutional standards and NCAA regulations to help achieve gender equity. Nine "emerging” sports (five team and four individual sports) are identified. 1994: The NCAA principle of gender equity is adopted at the NCAA Convention to create greater participation opportunities. 1994-95: Financial aid legislation and minimum contests and participants required for sports sponsorships applicable to emerging sports programs become effective. 1995-96: Amateurism legislation, seasons of competition legislation and awards and benefits legislation applicable to emerging sports programs become effective. 1996: A National Collegiate Championship for women's rowing is adopted at the NCAA Convention. Legislation to establish championships in emerging sports may be proposed during the second year in which 40 or more institutions sponsor the sport for two consecutive academic years. Financial aid legislation and minimum contest and participant requirements for some women's sports are revised for some emerging sports. 1996-97: Coaching limits and playing and practice legislation for emerging sports become effective. Institutions that sponsor an emerging sport must be in full compliance with all remaining NCAA legislation. [NOTE: Per NCAA Bylaw 14.01.6.2, the initial-, continuing- and general-eligibility legislation is only effective for student-athletes first entering the collegiate institution on or after August 1, 1996.] 1997: In April, the Council voted, effective August 1, 1997, to remove women's rowing from the list of emerging sports, inasmuch as the Association sponsored a national collegiate championship in that sport. 1998: Divisions I, II and III adopted noncontroversial legislation to identify equestrian as an emerging sport for women. However, the Division III Management Council decided to rescind equestrian as an emerging sport for women. 2000-01: Women’s ice hockey was removed from the list of emerging sports and the Association sponsored a national collegiate championship in that sport.

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NCAA EMERGING SPORTS HISTORY 2000-01: Women’s water polo was removed from the list of emerging sports and the Association sponsored a national 2000-01: Women’s water polo was removed from the list of emerging sports and the Association sponsored a national collegiate championship in that sport. collegiate championship in that sport.

2001-02: Division III established women’s ice hockey as a divisional championship. Division I and II still participate in a 2001-02: Division III established women’s ice hockey as a divisional championship. Division I and II still participate in a national collegiate championship. national collegiate championship.

2001-02: The women’s rowing national collegiate championship was reclassified and divisional championships were 2001-02: The women’s rowing national collegiate championship was reclassified and divisional championships were established for Divisions I, II and III. established for Divisions I, II and III.

2002-03: Rugby is added as an emerging sport for women in all three divisions.

2002-03: Rugby is added as an emerging sport for women in all three divisions.

2004: Women’s bowling was removed from the list of emerging sports and the Association sponsored a national 2004: Women’s bowling was removed from the list of emerging sports and the Association sponsored a national collegiate championship in that sport. collegiate championship in that sport. 2009: Women’s archery, badminton, synchronized swimming and and teamteam handball removed fromfrom the the list of sports 2009: Women’s archery, badminton, synchronized swimming handball removed listemerging of emerging sports in allinthree NCAA divisions for lack of growth. all three NCAA divisions for lack of growth. 2010: SandSand volleyball added to the sports for women in Division I and II. II. 2010: volleyball added to list theof listemerging of emerging sports for women in Division I and

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Dr. Michael Gottfredson

Rob Mullens

President • Second Year

Director of Athletics • Fourth Year University of West Virginia, B.A., M.A.

Dr. Michael R. Gottfredson joined the University of Oregon as its 17th president in 2012. Previously, he was a professor of criminology, law, and society and of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, where he also served as executive vice chancellor and provost since 2000. Gottfredson holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the State University of New York, Albany, and an A.B. from the University of California, Davis. His research and teaching specialties are the causes of crime and delinquency and the criminal justice process. He (with Travis Hirschi) is well known for the development of the self-control theory of crime and delinquency and for the study of how these behaviors relate to age. The theory has stimulated a great deal of research, and their description of how and why age relates to crime has become central to research, theory, and policy about crime and delinquency. Gottfredson’s work on victimization led to the development of the “lifestyle/opportunity” theory of criminal victimization, a prominent explanation for differential risks from crime. His systematic study (with Don Gottfredson) of how arrest, prosecution, and sentencing decisions are made in criminal justice contributed to greater understanding of the use of discretion and to the widespread use of structured guidelines in the criminal law. As an administrator, he led a major expansion of the UC-Irvine infrastructure, blending state, campus, and private support. He helped to create the California Institute for Telecommunications and Technology, including the construction of a $55 million research facility, and the new public law school. Gottfredson is the author or editor (with others) of several books, including Control Theories of Crime and Delinquency (2003); Personal Liberty and Community Safety (1995); The Generality of Deviance (1994); A General Theory of Crime (1990); Decision-making in Criminal Justice (1988); Positive Criminology (1987); Policy Guidelines for Bail: An Experiment in Court Reform (1985); Understanding Crime (1980); and Victims of Personal Crime (1978). He has published numerous articles in journals, including Criminology, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Advances in Criminological Theory, and various law reviews. He has frequently consulted with state, county, and federal governments concerning criminal justice policy. Gottfredson is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and was the Andersen Consulting “Professor of the Year” in 1996 at the University of Arizona’s College of Business and Public Administration. Prior to joining UC-Irvine, Gottfredson served in several positions at the University of Arizona from 1985 to 2000, including interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, vice provost, and vice president of Undergraduate Education. Other academic positions Gottfredson has held include associate professor at the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, from 1983-1985; associate professor of sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1981 to 1983; assistant professor at the Graduate School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany from 1977 to 1979; and director of the Criminal Justice Research Center in Albany, New York, from 1976 to 1979. He is married to Karol Gottfredson, who was the coordinator of the Intern Teacher Credential Program at UC-Irvine. The Gottfredsons have a daughter, Katherine, a son, Bryan, a daughter-in-law, Meghan, and two young granddaughters.

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Since being named the University of Oregon’s 12th director of intercollegiate athletics on July 15, 2010, Rob Mullens has wasted little time in putting his own stamp on the continual success of the Ducks’ athletics department while being the beneficiary of one of the most successful eras in school history. Mullens arrived at Oregon from the University of Kentucky, where he served as deputy director of athletics and managed day-to-day operations of Kentucky’s 22-sport athletics department, with an annual operating budget of $79 million. His background is in accounting and auditing, and he promoted sound fiscal management and self-sufficiency at the University of Kentucky. During his total of eight years at Kentucky, the athletic department’s operating budget expanded by nearly 70 percent. Fundraising for the department hit record levels each of the past seven years prior to his departure. In his brief tenure in Eugene, he has implemented his philosophy of financial effiency while overseeing an $87.8 million budget for the coming year, in addition to enhancing the department’s model of self-sufficiency. He also was at the helm as the Ducks opened their spectacular Matthew Knight Arena, witnessed the football team thrive in the BCS National Championship game as one of the school’s 12 programs advancing to post-season play, and proudly watched as the school claimed national championships in women’s indoor track & field and acrobatics and tumbling. Off the field, Mullens was just as excited to witness an accumulated graduation rate of 74 percent among all of the Ducks’ student-athletes, a single-season best six first-team Capital One Academic All-Americans and 105 academic allconference honorees. Prior to being named deputy director of athletics at Kentucky in 2006, Mullens began as the university’s executive associate director of athletics in 2002. He served at the University of Maryland from 1996 to 2002, starting as assistant director of athletics for business and ultimately as executive senior associate director of athletics and chief of staff. The West Virginia native was senior athletics business manager at the University of Miami (Fla.) from 1994 to 1996, and prior to that he was an accountant/auditor at Ernst & Young in Raleigh, N.C. Mullens (7/19/69) went to school at West Virginia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in sport management. He and his wife, Jane, have two sons, Cooper (9) and Tanner (6).

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