Freshman Elizabeth Sander Provides us with this Week's Gym Talk!
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hey there Centenary gym fans! This is Freshman Elizabeth Sander bringing you this week’s Gym Talk.

It’s been another busy week for your Ladies gymnastics team, as they just returned late Sunday night, (more like early Monday morning) from another two-meet weekend. The Ladies competed Friday night at West Chester University in a quad meet vs. West Chester, Temple and Ursinus.  Despite a major setback in warmups with an injury, the Ladies persevered and fought their way through Friday night’s meet. Some highlights from the meet include sophomore Kaity Mussio’s collegiate debut on bars, and senior Noel Stubbs’ third place finish on beam. Freshman Navia Jordan finished in the top five on floor, and sophomore Ashley White finished in the top five in the all around and on vault. The beam queens won the meet again with a season high 48.300!

On Sunday, the ladies competed in a tri meet at Penn vs. West Chester and Penn. Despite setbacks on Friday, the Ladies rallied and were motivated for Sunday’s meet. Some highlights from the meet include an excellent vault rotation featuring beautiful twisting vaults from Ashley (9.700) and Noel (9.600), and junior Taylor LeMoal stepping up to compete an awesome floor routine! Ashley claimed the vault title, as well as finishing second in the all-around, Noel finished top five on both vault and bars, and Navia had a top three finish on floor.

Since second semester began, we have had the amazing opportunity to strengthen our team even more through weekly team building sessions with Shelly, a Centenary soccer alum. Although the first couple weeks were mostly a lot of fun and games, we have started examining deeper topics that affect the core of our team culture. Most recently, we have been working on identifying fears that may be holding us back, and finding ways to overcome them. Shelly is helping us to find a spark within our team and within ourselves that can push us to be the best athletes we can be. With Shelly’s help, we are becoming more mentally tough, more unified, and more driven and prepared than ever to tackle the rest of the season, and reach all of our goals.

This week will be spent with the ladies working hard in and out of the gym, catching up with classes and preparing for another two-meet weekend. On Friday, your Ladies will be traveling to Colorado Springs to compete against The United States Air Force Academy on Saturday afternoon. Monday, February 8 a 1 p.m., will bring us back to the gold dome for our second home meet of the year! We could not be more excited, and hope to see you all there! Thanks for following along and supporting your Centenary gymnastics team!

Go Ladies!!

Elizabeth Sander