AZUSA, Calif. -- The field and bracket for the 2014 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships have been announced, and Quinnipiac is seeded third in the nine-team bracket.
The championships begin on Thursday, April 24, with a 1 p.m. (Pacific) first-round meet between eighth-seeded Alderson-Broaddus and ninth-seeded King University, which are both in their first year of NCATA competition. That opening matchup will be followed by the 5 p.m. national individual event finals, featuring competitors from all NCATA championship participants.
The eight remaining teams will be in action for Friday's quarterfinal round, starting with a 12:45 p.m. clash between fourth-seeded Baylor and fifth-seeded Fairmont State. Top-seeded and three-time defending NCATA national champion Oregon begins its title defense with a 3 p.m. matchup against Thursday's first-round winner, and second-seeded Azusa Pacific hosts the first-year program from Gannon (Pa.) University at 7:30 p.m. Third-seeded Quinnipiac takes on Hawai'i Pacific in the 5:15 p.m. matchup.
Semifinal meets are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, with semifinal winners returning to compete for the NCATA National Championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.
2014 NCATA National Championships Schedule:
Thursday, April 24
1:00 pm (first round): #8 Alderson-Broaddus vs. #9 King
5:00 pm: Individual Event Finals
Friday, April 25 (Quarterfinals)
12:45 pm: #4 Baylor vs. #5 Fairmont State
3:00 pm: #1 Oregon vs. #8/#9 Winner
5:15 pm: #3 Quinnipiac vs. #6 Hawai'i Pacific
7:30 pm: #2 Azusa Pacific vs. #7 Gannon
Saturday, April 26
10:00 am: Semifinal 1
12:30 pm: Semifinal 2
7:30 pm: National Championship
TICKET PRICES ALL SESSIONS (includes first round, individual event finals, quarterfinals, semifinals, and national championship): $30 (adults) / $15 (students) / under age 5 free SINGLE SESSIONS (five possible): $10 (adults) / $5 (students, seniors, military) / APU students with valid ID free / under age 5 free
LOCATION Felix Event Center Azusa Pacific University (West campus) 701 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702 Ticket Office Phone: (626) 815-5495