Navia Jordan
2016-17 Gymnastics
Jacksonville, Fla.
Atlantic Coast HS
Navia Jordan

2016 Freshman Season: Appeared in all 15 meets on floor with a season-best of 9.900... Competed on beam in 13 meets, and received an 8.450 in only time competing on bars... Her 9.900 at the USA Gymnastics Championships on floor made her a First Team All-American on the event, and was the best mark on the apparatus for a Centenary gymnast in a decade... Named MIC Specialist of the Week on February 16 and January 26... RQS of 9.750 on beam led NCAA Division III and ranked fifth in the MIC...  Won beam on her first time competing on the event against SE Missouri State January 22... Other event wins came on beam against UIC February 8 with a 9.825 and a season-best 9.850 against Iowa State and Texas Woman’s February 19.


Prior to Centenary:

Navia competed for VEGA and head coaches Valentin Buse and Michelle Aspinwall. Honors include:

  • Regional Qualifier 2009-2015
  • Eastern National Qualifier 2011
  • Regional Beam and Floor Champion (2011)
  • Regional Runner-Up Beam (2015)


Navia is the daughter of Samuel and Jacqueline Jordan and has two brothers in Milan and Kristopher. She is majoring in communications.

Why Navia Chose Centenary: I chose Centenary because I really loved the campus when I visited. I also like the communications department and the fact I would be able to switch around classes to fit a specific profession. Also, I loved the family atmosphere that surrounded the gymnastics team. Even though this is a small school, I can see myself going to Centenary as there is a sense of comfort I really like.