#3 Gymnastics Rounds out Regular Season with MIC Showdown
Sophomore Ashley White leads NCAA Division III in the all-around and on three of four individual events.
#3 Gymnastics Rounds out Regular Season with MIC Showdown
Friday, March 11, 2016

CHARLES, Mo. – The Centenary gymnastics teams closes out the regular season Friday night, March 11, when it visits Lindenwood University for the Midwest Independent Conference and regular season finale.

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This will be a preview for the Ladies for the USA Gymnastics Championships, hosted by Lindenwood, April 8-10 in St. Charles, Missouri.


In the Rankings

Centenary ranks third as a team and in the top-4 in three of four individual events in NCAA Division III. The Ladies easily rank first in Regional Qualifying score (RQS) on beam by almost seven tenths against Brockport State, 48.235-47.565. On senior night February 13, the Ladies recorded their second-highest beam score in team history (48.975), just shy of seven tenths better than Brockport’s best score.

The Maroon and White rank third in RQS in Division III on floor (47.880) and fourth on vault (47.550). As a team, Centenary ranks third (189.285).

Individually, sophomore Ashley White easily leads in the all-around and in every individual event except beam. Even on beam, Centenary still claims the top two spots with freshman Navia Jordan (9.750) and senior Megan Desjardins (9.710). White is fourth with a 9.665 RQS on the apparatus.

White holds a 9.760 RQS on floor, 9.700 on bars, 9.675 on vault and 38.420 in the all-around, the only gymnast in NCAA Division III with an RQS above 38.

In the MIC, Jordan ranks fourth on beam.


Scouting Lindenwood

The Lions enter the regular season finale as the favorite to capture the MIC Championship in 2016. Only in its fourth season of competition, Lindenwood holds an RQS of 193.605, which leads the MIC and ranks second in NCAA Division II and USA Gymnastics.

The Lions are excelling with very few individual standouts. Rachel Zabawa ranks second on floor (9.810) and third on vault (9.760). Katey Oswalt sits fifth on floor (9.765) in the MIC.


Next Up

After Friday night, Centenary travels to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for the 2016 MIC Championships. First rotation is set for 4 p.m.