Tavia Smith
2016-17 Gymnastics
Frisco, Texas
Frisco HS
Sky High Gymnastics
Tavia Smith

2016 Freshman Season: Started the season on just vault and eventually competed on every apparatus by seasons end... Took third in the all-around with a total on 36.200 at Lindenwood March 11... Had season highs of 9.400 on vault at Texas Woman’s February 27, 9.350 on bars and 9.225 on beam at Lindenwood March 11, and 9.350 on floor at Wisconsin-Whitewater February 19... Named an MIC Scholar Athlete and an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American, as she was one of 97 gymnasts in the nation to finish the year with a 4.0 GPA.


Prior to Centenary:

Tavia competed for Sky High Gymnastics and head coaches David and Wanda Lewis. Accomplishments include:

  • Regional Qualifier 2010, 2012, 2015
  • 2nd on beam and 3rd on vault at the Anna Brashear Invitational 2015
  • 2nd on bars and 2nd all around at Zenith Invitational 2015
  • Champion on beam, 3rd on bars and 2nd all around at the Candy Cane 2015
  • 2nd on vault and 3rd on bars and floor at the Sand Dollar Invitational 2015


Tavia is the daughter if Shawn and Sheila Smith, and has a brother Tevon. At Frisco HS, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll, a National Achievement Outstanding Participant and an AP Scholar with Distinction Award winner. At Centenary, Tavia is majoring in biology and physical therapy.

Why Tavia chose Centenary: I love the team environment they have here and how the whole team is like a family. Also, I like the high value of education I’ll receive at Centenary, and I believe a Centenary education will best prepare me to accomplish my goal of becoming a physical therapist.