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Mary Ann Powers enters her 17th season as Head Coach for Quinnipiac Acrobatics & Tumbling. Powers has coached at several levels including Pop-Warner, All-Star level 6 squads and at the university level.
Her greatest career achievement lies in her success with Quinnipiac University, where the team has remained a top-ten nationally ranked team since 2005. Their personal-best finish was fifth place finish in All-Girl Division I in 2007. In 2009, Powers became one of the founding coaches of the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) and has led the Bobcats to the NCATA Championship Semifinals in each year of the association's existence.
She is the founder and co-director of the Quinnipiac University Annual Cheer and Dance Challenge which typically draws 110 teams of all ages and levels. In conjunction with the event, Powers has raised over $80,000 for charities such as the March of Dimes, the Make a Wish Foundation, The Tommy Fund, and Jimmy V Foundation.
She is also a USA Gymnastics certified coach.
In college, Powers cheered for Southern Connecticut from 1978-82 and served as team captain in her junior and senior seasons.