Ladies name captains for 2012-13
Thursday, September 6, 2012

SHREVEPORT - In a vote from the returning members of the Centenary gymnastics team, senior Meg Crowley and junior Robyn Price have been named co-captains for 2012-13.

“I am extremely excited to have Meg and Robyn named as co-captains for this year’s team,” head coach Jackie Fain said. “Each of them showed tremendous growth as both competitors and leaders during the season last year, and both have earned this title. They are incredibly hard workers, being an example to their teammates last year how hard work can pay off by breaking their career high scores on their respective events 17 times between the two of them. That success, in turn, helped to grow their confidence and their leadership qualities began to shine as they improved over the season.”

Crowley, a 4-foot-10 senior, competed on the beam, floor and vault in every meet last year.

“Meg is perhaps one of the most dedicated student-athletes I have ever known,” Fain said. “She is a relentless competitor, works harder than anyone I know and is a 4.0 student. She is certainly a leader by example, but the team also looks up to her as someone who can encourage them and who will hold them accountable.”

Price is a 5-3 junior from Memphis, Ark. The Marion High School product competed in every meet last year, adding all-around to her repertoire later in the season.

“Robyn - what an inspiration this girl is,” Fain said. “She is an extremely hard worker and showed her team last year how hard work can pay off by going from competing one event to earning All-Conference and All-American awards in the all-around. Robyn is a motivator. She has her finger on the pulse of this team and knows when to pull them together to pump them up or to get them back on track. She is one of the most genuinely sweet people I know, but put her out on the competition floor, and she becomes fierce. Her passion for this team will be a great benefit to all of us.”

The Ladies have a young team this season with seven freshmen and three sophomores, who saw little or no action last year.

Fain added that the two captains will play a crucial role in helping move the underclassmen along towards the team synergy and preparing them for collegiate competition.

“I know Meg and Robyn feel very honored to have been chosen by their teammates to lead this year’s team,” Fain said. They are both committed to doing everything they can to make this a great year for the Centenary Ladies.”

The first meet for the young squad is scheduled for Jan. 19 in Knoxville, Tenn., against UW-Stout, Eau Claire and Osh-Kosh.