Acrobatics & Tumbling

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling earns No. 1 seed for NCATA National Championships

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 2:24 pm.

The road to its fourth straight national championship just got a whole lot easier for the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team. Despite losing for the first time in 25 meets against Azusa Pacific in the final meet of the regular season, the Ducks (9-1) were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the National Collegiate […]


Oregon acrobatics and tumbling comes out of extensive road trip with a fire lit

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 12:44 pm.

Even for a team that won three straight national championships, traveling 7,036 miles in one week can be incredibly exhausting. After three straight home meets to open the season, the acrobatics & tumbling team hit the road for a three-meet swing that the team wasn’t happy about. “It was ridiculously tough,” head coach Felecia Mulkey […]


Erika Schaefer’s hairstyles are Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s greatest secret

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 6:51 pm.

One of the most memorable things about Oregon acrobatics and tumbling meets has nothing to do with the acrobatics or the flashy uniforms. It might just be the hair. When she was a freshman on the team, Erika Schaefer wanted to do something extravagant for the 2012 national championships.  ”We were competing against Baylor in […]


Acrobatics and Tumbling: Azusa Pacific sneaks past Oregon to end 25-meet win streak

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 11:47 pm.

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association National Championships just got a whole lot more interesting. In the week leading up to Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s meet against Azusa Pacific, Head Coach Felecia Mulkey stressed the importance of being prepared for a raucous road atmosphere. The “Zu” at Azusa Pacific lived up to its reputation. […]


Acrobatics and tumbling: Two meets in two days no problem for Oregon against Alderson-Broaddus

By on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 11:04 am.

Two meets in consecutive days  —before venturing to Waco, Texas to face rival Baylor— could’ve been the stretch to trip up the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team. The Ducks however, stepped up to the challenge for their second straight meet. After dominating in a tri-meet competition at Fairmont State University on Monday, Oregon made the […]


Acrobatics and tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey’s coaching tree on display

By on Sunday, Mar. 16 at 7:08 pm.

Drained from a long day’s work at practice, University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey gathers her team at the front of the mat and proposes a simple question. “Any negatives?” Mulkey questions following practice. This daily cool down exercise — where the team rattles off a list of both positive and […]


Photos: Acrobatics and Tumbling — Ducks beat Hawaii Pacific and Alderson-Broaddus on senior night

By on Monday, Mar. 17 at 8:14 pm.

The Oregon Ducks acrobatics and tumbling team (3-0) host the Hawaii Pacific Sea Warriors (0-2) and the Alderson-Broaddus Battlers (1-3) at Matthew Knight Arena for the final home meet of the season on March 16, 2014. The Sea Warriors arrive in Eugene on senior day after losing to Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in their first two […]


Oregon acrobatics and tumbling: Ducks’ emphasis on fixing little things leads to domination in final home meet

By on Sunday, Mar. 16 at 6:45 pm.

Following Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s victory in last week’s tri-meet against Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific, head coach Felecia Mulkey was happy with the win but definitely not satisfied. “We’re better than what we put out there tonight,” Mulkey said last Monday. Six days later, Oregon displayed just how much better it could be. In the […]


Photos: Acrobatics and tumbling — Ducks edge out Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac in first tri-meet of the season

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 12:12 am.

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team hosted their second meet of the season Monday night as they took on the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Azusa Pacific Cougars in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are coming off a 280.20-274.38 win over the Baylor Bears. The Ducks (3-0) got off to a slow start […]


Acrobatics and tumbling: Ducks maintain winning streak in tight tri-meet versus Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac

By on Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 12:10 am.

Going into Monday night’s meets, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling had a 22-meet winning streak. Complacency would have been understandable for the Ducks against Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific. Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey, however, has continually tried to keep her team on edge. “Coach has been saying all season long, ‘Can we handle it?’” junior base Tara […]


Acrobatics and tumbling: Oregon practices ‘perfection before progression’ to reduce injury

By on Sunday, Mar. 9 at 10:20 pm.

The back-breaking turns, the flips, the holds and formations on display at a collegiate acrobatics and tumbling meet don’t come to fruition over night. Choreographing the chaos of flying athletes into one symbiotic show takes practice. “What you see at meets has been drilled so many times, and perfected, so you see the final product,” […]


Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s Chandler White follows in her alumna sister’s footsteps

By on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:01 pm.

Chelsea Shaw always trained to be a head coach. Separated just five years from her younger sister Chandler White — a sophomore on the University of Oregon’s acrobatics and tumbling team — Shaw experienced the life of a coach while being a role-model to her younger sister. “I think being the older sister in general, […]


Best Ducks sports tweets from Tuesday, Feb. 11

By on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:49 am.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Madison Guernsey’s favorites from Tuesday, Feb. 11. Former Oregon defensive tackle Ryan Hagen: is anyone else as upset as I am about M&M's changing the voice of the yellow M&M…or is that […]


Acrobatic and Tumbling’s Erin and Rachael Block: Similar, but different

By on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 2:26 pm.

When Erin Block committed to the University of Oregon for Acrobatics and Tumbling, she knew exactly what she was getting herself into. “I was really nervous at first because I moved away from Virginia to have my own little life in Oregon,” Erin said. “I was really excited because I wanted to share this sport […]


Best Ducks sports tweets from Tuesday, Feb. 4

By on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:29 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Madison Guernsey’s favorites from Tuesday, Feb. 4. Former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas: HAHAH IM GOING TO MISS PLAYING IN THE BEST STADIUM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL #AUTZEN#RUNDAT http://t.co/rFWomId8FQ — DE'ANTHONY THOMAS (@RUNDAT2014) […]