The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) has announced that Urbana (Ohio) University and East Texas Baptist University (Marshall, Texas) become the 19th and 20th institutions to join the acrobatics & tumbling footprint.

In addition to announcing the sport, the Tigers have hired Farrah Dunaway as the first acrobatics and tumbling head coach in program history. Entering her second year at ETBU, Dunaway, additionally serves as the Director of Student Services and was the head cheerleading coach last season for the Tigers. Dunaway, who was the cheer coach in Marshall at East Texas Baptist University back in 2002-05, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor from 2005-2012, was at Marshall High School until May of 2016. 2017-18 will be an organizational year of recruiting and then the team will compete in the spring of 2019.

Urbana will launch an immediate, nation-wide search for the first head coach in program history. Acrobatics and tumbling becomes the 15th sport and eighth women’s sport offered by Urbana. The Blue Knights will begin competition in 2019.

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Urbana University Brings Acrobatics & Tumbling to Ohio, Becomes NCATA’s 19th Member
NCATA Reaches Milestone, Announces East Texas Baptist University as 20th Member