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Oregon hires former Duck as Acrobatics & Tumbling coach

Keenyn Won was part of two national championship teams at Oregon. She will take the helm of the Duck program, the athletics department announced Thursday. (UO photo)

EUGENE, Ore. - A member of the University of Oregon's first Acrobatics and Tumbling team in 2010 will return as the Duck head coach.

Keenyn Won was part of two national championship teams at Oregon.

She will take the helm of the Duck program, the athletics department announced Thursday.

Won returns to Oregon from Hawaii, where she has served as head acrobatics and tumbling coach at Hawaii Pacific University since 2014.

"We are excited to welcome Keenyn back to UO," said Rob Mullens, Oregon's athletic director. "She has distinguished herself as a proven leader in acrobatics and tumbling, and her commitment to the student-athlete experience matches our values. Oregon acro has a bright future ahead with Keenyn leading the program."

Won's teams went 17-14-0 in four seasons at Hawaii Pacific. She earned NCATA Coach of the Year honors in 2014.

Hawaii Pacific made back-to-back trips to the NCATA semifinals in 2015 and 2016. This past spring the team matched a program best with six wins (6-2-0).

“Coming back to the University of Oregon to coach the sport I love is a surreal feeling,” Won said. “Oregon Athletics provides several amazing opportunities for our student-athletes on and off the mat, and I can’t wait to be a part of that. I am beyond excited to continue our traditions at Oregon while building a strong, family oriented culture. We have big goals in mind for this team, and I know together with the support of the Duck community we will be able to achieve great things. GO DUCKS!”

Won was part of the Ducks' first two NCATA National Championship teams in 2011 and 2012. All told, she won five individual NCATA national titles during her three seasons at Oregon.

Won graduated from UO in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

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