Above & Beyond a Student-Athlete: Part 1
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
SHREVEPORT-The intriguing part about calling oneself a student-athlete is more than just the glamour and show of representing your school on the court, in the gym, or in a pool. It becomes more than just a straight A in a class. Inevitably, it means that one is able to step beyond what they are comfortable at and become an integral part of the community in which supports them.

Two months into the 2009-10 school year, Centenary athletes have gone above and beyond to help those in need, to share their laughter and positivity with those who embrace it fully.

The most recent of events involved the Centenary women's basketball team, gymnastics team, and men's and women's swimming. As we enter the fall season, a multitude of community events surround the campus of Centenary and the city of Shreveport. These three teams took part in becoming more than that student-athlete and represented their school to a high degree.

The First Baptist Church of Shreveport celebrated its annual Fall Carnival last week and these Ladies and Gents helped and supported the cause. From running game booths to making arts and crafts, the student-athletes became immersed in a life outside the college campus.

During that time, each team also helped out with the bake sale, decorated cookies, and provided food and beverages all while interacting with the local kids.

Representing Centenary and its rich tradition of giving back, these three teams are just three of many who have become a part of the community most recently.