Familiarity leads Bryant to Oregon for acrobatics & tumbling
After making several trips to Eugene, Oregon, to compete in acrobatics and tumbling competitions, Kady Bryant of Anchorage started to think about how much she liked the college town.
So much so she decided to attend the University of Oregon.
Bryant won’t just be a student, she will also complete for the Ducks in acrobatics and tumbling.
A veteran of camps on campus the past few years, she got to know the Oregon coaching staff and was familiar with the Ducks program before being asked to join the team officially.
Oregon is one of only three NCAA schools to have a D1 team in the sport and there are only two dozen teams in the entire country.
Bryant, of Dimond High fame, is a four-year standout for her school’s gymnastics and cheerleading teams.
She was named MVP of the cheerleading team as a freshman after helping her team to a regional championship. In gymnastics, she earned MVP honors as a sophomore and was voted team captain and helped her team win regions during her junior and senior years.
As a club player, she enjoyed national notoriety with the Alaska Athletics under head coach Leon Reynolds. Most recently, she was part of the squad that advanced to the Cheer World Championship finals in 2018.