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Four Ducks Honored at NCATA Banquet
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 04/25/2012
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WACO, Texas- University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling seniors Kelsey Rowell and Chelsea White and sophomore Natasha Katzaroff were tabbed as National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association All-Americans while freshman Tara Lubert was named as the NCATA Newcomer of the Year at the organization's banquet on Wednesday night at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas.

The Ducks are one of six teams competing for the NCATA's National Championship being hosted by Baylor University, Apr.24-26, at the Ferrell Center.

Oregon (9-0) goes into the championships as the reigning champions, but earned the No. 2 seed despite going undefeated on the season.

For White, a Valencia, Calif. native, this is her second time being selected as an All-American.

Lubert, a Yorba Linda, Calif. native, has been a strong piece of the Ducks' web of success.

Twelve student-athletes all together were tabbed All-Americans. The University of Maryland and the University of Oregon led the contingent with three winners each. Quinnipiac and Fairmont State added two apiece and Baylor and Azusa Pacific had one each selected for the squad.

In addition to an All-America team, coaches voted Fairmont State's Kristi Kiefer as the NCATA Coach of the Year.
A new award that was added to the NCATA's list of awards was the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award, which was presented to Maryland's Lindsey Kaufmann. The award was named after Goodrum for her contributions to not only the sport of acrobatics and tumbling, but to college athletics and students in general. Goodrum is best remembered for the way she was able to listen and very subtly give advice.
All of the awards were voted on by the league's coaches.
No. Azusa Pacific and No. 4 Quinnipiac will get things started on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Session tickets are available for $25 with single-day tickets going for $10. Groups of 20 or more can also be purchased for $5. To get tickets, contact the Baylor ticket office over the phone at 800-BAYLORU, online atbaylorbears.com or by visiting the Baylor ticket office in person.
For those not able to make it to Waco for the championships, a free, live video feed will be offered throughout the course of the three-day championships via Baylor All-Access and BaylorBears.com.


All-America Team

Maryland
Brittany Buckhard
Danielle Jenkins
Lauren Shannon

Oregon
Natasha Katzaroff
Kelsey Rowell
Chelsea White

Fairmont State
Danielle DiCarlo
Kayla Green

Quinnipiac
Christina Lasto
Erin Trotman

Azusa Pacific
Iliana Ibrahim

Baylor
Hailey Cowan

Coach of the Year
Kristi Kiefer, Fairmont State

Newcomer of the Year
Tara Lubert, Oregon

Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award
Lindsey Kaufmann, Maryland


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