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Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling Wins 3rd Straight National Championship. Kyle Fuller Drafted by Texans.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Northwestern State at Baylor Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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Fuller’s selection gives Baylor at least one draft pick in each of the last nine drafts. Meanwhile, the Bears have had eight offensive lineman drafted over those nine years. Since 2011, Baylor has had 23 players drafted, which is tied for most in the state of Texas over that span with Texas A&M.

Fuller was a vital part of Baylor’s winning ways over the past four seasons as the Bears were 39-13 overall and had a 25-11 mark in Big 12 action. Fuller was a reserve on BU’s 2013 Big 12 Championship team and started its 2014 conference-title winning squad. He played in four-straight bowl games, helping the Bears win the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl and the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.

The product of Wylie, Texas, was a three-year starting center for the Bears, garnering all-conference accolades in 2015 and 2016. He played in 52 career games with 39 career starts, which were both most of any Bear on the 2016 squad. Fuller helped anchor the o-line for the nation’s most productive offense in 2014 and 2015. He paved the way for BU’s rushing attack that led the Big 12 in 2015 and 2016, while helping the Bears rank fourth or better in sacks allowed in conference over the past three years. With Fuller starting at center, Baylor had four 1,000-yard rushers over the past three years.

Fuller is the first Baylor player drafted by the Houston Texans franchise, but former Bear Jonathan Weeks has been the Texans long snapper for the last seven years.


“Oklahoma State played really well. They’ve got a great team. From our side, we made a step forward today. We competed very hard. All the momentum was against us to start off the match and our team found a way to compete and make a positive step forward. I wish we could make two or three steps forward, but that’s not the way this works, it’s a process. We’re steadily improving and that’s all that a coach can ask for.” – head coach Joey Scrivano on the match.

“Blair is an incredible competitor. I’ve said it before, she’s one of the best player’s we’ve had here. She’s never out of a match. I was so proud of her ability to keep competing. She made great adjustments. She went in with a plan and that plan wasn’t working so well, so credit to her to have that calmness, make an adjustment and find a way to win.” – head coach Joey Scrivano on Blair Shankle’s comeback victory.



Acrobatics & Tumbling - Back to Back to Back National Champions

“I’m so proud of this team. Our girls wanted it. We made some adjustments this afternoon to grab some extra tenths, and really, that’s what we’ve done all season. We’ve made adjustments all year to continuously improve and peak at the right time, and we did just that. Tonight, the girls were ready to do whatever it took to make it happen and they never doubted, even when Oregon won some events and took leads. When it was time for the team event I told them to leave it all on the floor and have no regrets. We were so determined and not to be denied.” – Head Coach Felecia Mulkey.

2017 NCATA Tournament - Baylor Post-Meet - April 29, 2017

Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling: Season Preview

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Highlights from the NCATA Championships have yet to be released, so for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling: Highlights vs. Oregon April 2, 2017

The Continuing Saga

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