EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling will honor its seniors and compete for the final time in the 2022 regular season on Sunday against No. 1 Baylor.
The Ducks and Bears will battle it out for the second time this season. Baylor won the first meet 281,505-275,495 in Waco, Tex. A win in the second matchup could help No. 5 Oregon vaults up the NCATA Championship Rankings and earns a higher seed at the national championships.
Oregon will host the 2022 NCATA National Championships at Matthew Knight Arena from April 28-30. The seedings and pairings for the championships will be announced on Monday, April 11. Tickets are on-sale now at am.ticketmaster.com/oregonducks/AcroTix.
When: Sunday, April 10
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Hour: 4 p.m
Watch: Pac-12 Oregon
Live Score: https://goducks.com/acroscores
THE DUCKS vs. THE BEARS
Oregon and Baylor have one of the fiercest rivalries in acrobatics and tumbling with 31 meets between them. The Bears own the series lead 18-13 including a 2-1 record against the Ducks in 2021. Baylor won the first matchup between the two teams 281,505-275,495 in Waco.
MCMORRIS RACKING UP AWARDS DURING FIRST SEASON AS A DUCK
Blessyn McMorris is emerging as a strong contributor for the Ducks in 2022 with three NCATA Freshman of the Week awards in her first four meets. She wasted no time securing her first award as a Duck, earning Freshman of the Week honors for her performance at Baylor before winning the award again after Oregon’s victory at Hawai’i Pacific and a third time after the win over Azusa Pacific. McMorris is Oregon’s first NCATA Freshman of the Week since Calyx Hampton earned the award in 2018. The Lynwood, Ill.-native normally competes in six to eight heats in a given meet, usually in the compulsory, pyramid, toss and team events.
HISTORY OF SUCCESS
The Ducks have a storied history with acrobatics and tumbling that includes being one of the sport’s pioneers. They are also one of the most successful programs in the country with appearances at every national championship event since the first one in 2011. Oregon has reached the NCATA Championship Finals nine times in the ten years of the event, winning national titles in 2011, 2013 and 2014. The Ducks have reached the semifinals in all nine years and have finished as national runner-up five times. Oregon also owns more than 40 individual event titles and 25 Ducks have been named All-Americans.