Acrobatics & Tumbling - Mon, Sep. 28, 2015
Georgetown College acrobatics and tumbling team enters a season of practice and demonstration work as first-year head coach Alicia Castagneto builds excitement for the developing sport.
"We hit the ground running in January but ran into a snag with so many seniors having already committed to colleges," Castagneto said. "I have laid the ground work with coaches and athletes to have a competition squad next year. This year we will get to showcase what this sport is all about and hopefully get even more people excited."
The Tigers A&T have five members with true freshman Madi Webster and junior cheerleader Kaya Kelly being joined by current Georgetown students Leah Pederson, Aarica Parker and Nicole Miracle.
Pederson is a sophomore from west Monroe, La. She is in the honors program, Oxford honors program and Ambassadors of Diversity.
Parker is a junior majoring in art and exercise science. She has a background in ice skating and in her words is exciting be training and taking part of a competitive collegiate sport.
Miracle is also a junior majoring in psychology with an emphasis in special education and law and a minor in child development. The Kentucky native is a former tennis player and is enthusiastic about learning new skills with acro and tumbling.
"I am thrilled to have Leah, Aarica and Nicole join the team," Castagneto said. "It is really exciting to get to work with athletes and watch them develop. It is part of spreading the passion for acrobatics and tumbling. We look forward to having these demonstrations to show what we can do."