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No. 2 A&T Advances to Sixth-Straight National Title Meet with Victory Over No. 3 Oregon

April 23, 2021

WACO, Texas — The No. 2 Baylor acrobatics and tumbling team advances to the 2021 NCATA Championship Final after a 281.865-276.810 victory over rival, No. 3 Oregon in the semifinal on Thursday night at the Ferrell Center. The Bears will face No. 1 Azusa Pacific tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center. This is the Bears (5-1) sixth consecutive NCATA Championship Final appearance.

After a close battle in the compulsory event, the Bears pulled through to take the event 38.825-38.625. Baylor scored a 9.900 in both the pyramid and the acro heats.

BU also took the acro event 68.475-67.800 after earning a 9.950 in the first heat, a 9.825 in the second heat, and a 9.875 in the third heat.

Both the Bears and the Ducks earned a total score of 29.575 in the pyramid heat, putting Baylor in the lead going into halftime.

After the half, Oregon outscored the Bears in the toss event 29.125-28.675.

Baylor came back and took the tumbling event 58.150-57.350. Freshman Kristin McCain earned a 9.850 in her aerial pass, while junior Mercy Seay put up a 9.875 in her 6-element pass and sophomore Tori Harris came through with a 9.925 in her open pass.

Baylor took its biggest lead of the night in the team event after outscoring Oregon, 96.990-92.960. This gave the Bears the 281.865-276.810 victory over the Ducks.

“I am beyond proud of my team. This was not our best day and I think they would agree with me, but we stepped up when we needed to step up. We had some mishaps in toss and didn’t even have the best tumbling that we usually have but I’m just really proud of them keeping calm and cool, while going out there and working together. I’m so proud of this group and there’s still room from improvement going into the championship.”

The Bears will take on No. 1 seed Azusa Pacific in the 2021 NCATA National Championship Final on Friday night at 7 p.m. inside the Ferrell Center.

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