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Daily Bears Report 4/29/2018 Baylor A&T Claims 4th National Championship in a Row

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Baylor Track Posts Two Top-Three Marks to close out national relays championship. Baseball continues onslaught. Despite injury, Kristy Wallace drafted in 2nd round. Mo Porter signs with Bills. No offseason for men’s basketball.

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Go fourth and prosper: Baylor A&T claims fourth straight national championship, BearsExtra, ERIE, Pa. – As rhythms go, this one was four on the floor.

Baylor’s No. 1-ranked acrobatics and tumbling squad seized its fourth consecutive national championship at the NCATA National Championships on Saturday at Hammermill Center, defeating third-seeded Quinnipiac, 283.360-274.750. It also completed the third undefeated season in the past four years under coach Felecia Mulkey.

The Bears (11-0) were razor-sharp again, winning all six events to maintain the lead throughout the match. Baylor’s scoring total was its highest in its three wins at the NCATAs.

“I’m so, so proud and happy for this team, especially the seniors,” Mulkey said. “Sending them out on a championship note is awesome and they completed a perfect run with four titles in four years. I’m just thrilled for these girls that put in all the hard work throughout the offseason and during the season and to have it pay off like this. This was our goal and here we are, accomplishing it again.”

A&T Garners Program-Record Six NCATA Season Honors - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor acrobatics & tumbling set a program record with six National Collegiate Acrobatis & Tumbling Association (NCATA) season honors, the organization announced Saturday.

No. 1 A&T Wins Fourth Straight NCATA National Title - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (11-0) defeated No. 3 Quinnipiac (7-3) for its fourth straight title in the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships finals. The Bears won 283.360-274.650 on Saturday afternoon at the Hammermill Center.

No. 1 Baylor A&T Wins Fourth Straight NCATA National Title, KWTX, The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (11-0) defeated No. 3 Quinnipiac (7-3) for its fourth straight title in the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships finals. The Bears won 283.360-274.650 on Saturday afternoon at the Hammermill Center.

Track & Field

Track & Field Closes Out National Relays Championships - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor track & field scratched the record books on two occassions during day two of the inaugural National Relays Championships Saturday at the John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark.

Today’s Events

Tennis

Women’s tennis falls in semifinals to top-seeded Longhorns, BaylorLariat, Baylor women’s tennis fell to top-seeded Texas 4-1 Saturday afternoon in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals in Austin.

Mens Tennis Upsets TCU in Big 12 Semifinals - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, The 27th-ranked and No. 5 seed Baylor men’s tennis team (20-8, 1-4 Big 12) clinched a spot in Sunday’s Big 12 Championship match with a dramatic 4-2 upset over No. 7 and top-seeded TCU Saturday afternoon at the Texas Tennis Center.

WT Bows Out of Big 12 Championship - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, After upsetting 18th-ranked and fourth-seeded Kansas yesterday, the 26th-ranked and fifth-seeded Baylor women’s tennis team saw its Big 12 Championships run come to an end in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at Texas Tennis Center.

Softball

No. 19/20 SB Clinches Series Over Iowa State - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, AMES, Iowa No. 19/20 Baylor softball (32-14, 9-6 Big 12) grinded out a 4-3 win to clinch the series over Iowa State (22-27, 3-11 Big 12) on Saturday afternoon at Cyclone Sports Complex.

Baseball

Baylor continues offensive onslaught in 16-3 rout of Kansas State, BearsExtra, If hitting really is contagious, the Baylor Bears have an infection that they hope never ends.

Baseball Wins Series, Tops KSU 16-3 - Baylor University Official Athletic Site, Baylor baseball notched a 16-3 win over Kansas State on Saturday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium to secure the series. The Bears (25-17, 8-9) again used a big day offensively to take down the Wildcats (18-25, 3-14).

Heskett shelled in K-State’s 18-0 loss to Baylor, TheMercury, The Bears were unable to deal the Wildcats their worst loss of the season. The hosts suffered 21-4 and 26-6 losses to then-No. 4 Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, two weeks ago.

Football

It’s True: Baylor Should be Bowl Eligible - Our Daily Bears, Matt Rhule has set the expectation. Baylor should go bowling. Anything less would be a huge disappointment.

NFL Draft

Baylor OL Mo Porter signs with NFL's Bills, BHPioneer, Baylor didn’t have a player chosen in the NFL draft for the first time since 2008, but senior offensive tackle Mo Porter signed a free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills.

Legends

RG3 eager for another shot in the NFL, BearsExtra, Suitably dressed in a purple Baltimore Ravens shirt, Robert Griffin III is thrilled to get one more shot to play in the NFL.

Baylor Lady Bears Basketball

Baylor Lady Bears 2019 recruit Jordyn Oliver continues to rise up HoopGurlz recruiting rankings, Junior guard Jordyn Oliver hasn't let a gold medal or a verbal to Baylor slow her down.

Baylor Lady Bears Basketball Adds Sixth 2018 Commit With LSU Graduate Transfer Chloe Jackson - Our Daily Bears, Two time LSU Player of the Year transferring to Baylor for senior season.

Kristy Wallace looks back on stellar Baylor career, WacoTrib, She swam here.

“I knew Waco was a small town. I had heard about it and had done my research,” Wallace said. “Just what surprised me, well not really surprised me, but the amount of support and how people back women’s basketball and back coach Mulkey and the team, it’s just a foreign thing to me. It didn’t surprise me. It’s just so foreign being from Australia where we don’t get that much support.”

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, and Wallace had tangible evidence of how much the Baylor family was rooting for her. When she got back to America after undergoing ACL surgery in Australia, there were letters piled high on her chair in the locker room wishing her well when she returned.

“It was so awesome just having that support,” Wallace said. “It was a devastating knee injury, but the support that I’ve had has been so amazing. I was so thankful, so thankful for those letters.”

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Kristy Wallace: From injury nightmare to WNBA Dream, PickAndRoll, “I wasn’t too focused on [the draft], honestly. I know some girls kind of think about it in the back of their mind, but I wasn’t too worried about it. I wasn’t expecting to get drafted to be completely honest. That really just was such a special moment and I’m just so, so excited for the opportunity. I was just focused on winning the next game. - Kristy Wallace

Kristy Wallace of Baylor taken in WNBA Draft's 2nd round, KWTX, Baylor Lady Bear senior Kristy Wallace has been drafted by the WNBA's Atlanta Dream with the 16th overall pick.

Kristy Wallace gets drafted by the Atlanta Dream, BaylorLariat, Baylor women’s basketball senior guard Kristy Wallace joined Lady Bear royalty Thursday night.

Wallace became the 14th player in program history to be selected in the WNBA draft. Wallace was the 16th pick overall and went to the Atlanta Dream.

“It’s a really exciting time,” Wallace said. “I’ve worked so hard to get to this moment and for it to happen is so awesome. I can’t wait to show them my game and learn from other professionals in the league. It’s so surreal that this happened.”

Wallace, who became the program’s first ever second-round pick, averaged 12.9 points per game her senior season and shot 38 percent from three-point distance for the Lady Bears. However, Wallace missed Baylor’s final six games due to a knee injury, including its 72-67 loss to Oregon State in the Sweet Sixteen.

Wallace said she’s just thankful for the opportunity and that to be in this situation is a blessing.

WNBA draft: Kristy Wallace snared by Atlanta Dream, CourierMail, Logan basketballer Kristy Wallace was 16th pick in the United States WNBA draft where she has been secured by the Atlanta Dream.

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