HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach Mary Ann Powers is geared up and ready for the 2013 season. This is just Quinnipiac's third season as a part of National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA), but will serve as the host of the 2013 NCATA National Championship in April.
"Our freshman class coming in has nothing but gelled and completed this team as a whole," said Powers. "I feel like our preseason training has allowed us to be prepared and become a mentally strong and focused squad for our upcoming season."
The team will open their campaign on Saturday, February 9th at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac will host the No. 6 nationally ranked Baylor Bears at 11 a.m. on York Hill Campus. The Bobcats will then spend the next three meets on the road, beginning with a visit to Fairmont State on March 2nd. The team then travels to Waco, Texas to meet Baylor for a second time on March 10th, followed by a trip to Azusa, Calif., to face No. 5 nationally ranked Azusa Pacific - who defeated the Bobcats in the NCATA quarterfinals last year.
Quinnipiac returns home the following weekend to host the defending national champions, Oregon, on March 25th at the Bank. Fairmont State comes in after that on April 6th, the last meet before the NCATA Championships.
For the first time in program history, the Quinnipiac Bobcats will host the NCATA National Championships on the last weekend of April from the 25th to the 27th at the TD Bank Sports Center.
2013 Acrobatics and Tumbling Schedule
|2/9/13 vs. Baylor TD Bank Sports Center - Hamden, Conn. 11:00 AM|
|3/2/13 vs. Fairmont State Fairmont, West Virginia 7:00 PM|
|3/10/13 vs. Baylor Waco, Texas 1:00 PM|
|3/13/13 vs. Azusa Pacific Azusa, California 7:00 PM|
|3/25/13 vs. Oregon TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn. 6:00 PM|
|4/6/13 vs. Fairmont State TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn. 1:00 PM|
|4/25/13 vs. NCATA National Championship TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn. 4:00 PM|
|4/26/13 vs. NCATA National Championship TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn. 4:00 PM|
|4/27/13 vs. NCATA National Championship TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn. 1:00 PM|
Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Acrobatics and Tumbling Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.
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