Centenary Hosts Several Home Events This Weekend
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SHREVEPORT – Starting on Thursday, Centenary will host an event for four straight days beginning with women’s golf against Toledo on Thursday. The tennis teams will host Grambling, Houston and Southeastern Louisiana, while Gymnastics welcomes the Air Force Academy to the Gold Dome. Starting on Friday morning the Ladies softball team will kick off their season in a six team tournament, which will conclude Sunday afternoon.


Women’s Golf


The Emlyn Aubrey era will get underway Thursday against Toledo at Olde Oaks with tee off set for 10 a.m.


During the fall season, the Ladies finished no higher than 10th and their lowest team score was 669 at the Nicholls State Tournament in October. Of the four tournaments in the fall, Jessica Marquart led Centenary in two and averaged a 79.8 in each of the events.


Men’s and Women’s Tennis


Another new tenure starts this weekend, as Todd Killen and his Ladies and Gents will welcome Houston, Grambling and Southeastern Louisiana to the courts. Friday, the Ladies will start at 9 a.m. and Saturday they will play at 1 p.m., while the Gents begin play when there is an empty court.


This season the Ladies will be led by seniors Kate Buchanan and Courtney Myers. The Gents, meanwhile, have just one senior Seva Kostelanetz. Last season Kostelanetz was 3-5, while Myers went 2-8 and Buchanan was 0-7.




The 2-2 Ladies will host their first home meet of the season on Friday starting at 7 p.m. against Air Force. Centenary won its first two meets against Alaska, but placed third at Southeast Missouri.


Junior Courtney Hawkins won the all-around in Alaska twice, while placing seventh against SEMO and Southern Utah. Hawkins also took first place in vault last Friday with a score of 9.850.




The 2009 Ladies will play five games in 72 hours starting at 9:30 a.m. against Southern Illinois Edwardsville. The round robin tournament will also feature, Bryant, Nicholls State, Missouri State and Boston College.


Centenary’s leading hitter will be back this season, junior Allison Shepperd, who hit .365 with four home runs and 43 RBIs. The Ladies also welcome back their top power hitter, sophomore Bonnie Matak, who smacked seven over the fence.


Four of the five Ladies’ games this weekend will be broadcast on www.GoCentenary.com by play-by-play man Roy Lang.