Price finishes 14th nationally; Price and Strickler earn All-American honors
Sunday, April 13, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Centenary’s Robyn Price finished 14th nationally on the uneven parallel bars at the USA Gymnastics National Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center on the campus of Brown University.

"Robyn is a consistent, dependable competitor, but more than that she is a determined athlete who always put her heart and soul into her gymnastics.  She is a joy to coach, she is a wonderful teammate, she is an incredible role-model for her younger teammates and her passion for the sport is an inspiration to those around her," said head coach Jackie Fain. "Robyn has had a tremendously successful career here at Centenary.  After only competing bars her freshman year, Robyn upgraded her skills and routines to begin competing all-around during her sophomore year, finishing the year as an all-conference athlete and an all-American. She continued to improve throughout her career and was one of the most outstanding members of the team each year, becoming a leader both on and off the competition floor. Robyn was named co-captain her junior year. She has garnered  numerous all-American awards in the last three years, as well as all-conference accolades.  She has competed in every meet but one during her four years at Centenary, and the majority of those meets have been in the all-around."

Price, who posted a score of 9.10, was named first team all-American in the event and garnered second team all-American honors on the
vault. Stephanie Strickler joined Price as an all-American being named Second Team in all-around and garnered academic all-American laurels.

Price and Strickler are both multiple time all-Americans.

"This season was a year filled with adversity for this team. There were a lot of obstacles thrown in their way; obstacles that helped this group of young women learn a lot about themselves and their teammates.  Times like these in athletics help to put the  most important lessons in sport into perspective.  This team had an immense amount of success this year and they should be very proud of themselves.  Some of the success came in the competition arena,  but much of it came in the early morning conditioning sessions and the late night practices through the blood, sweat and tears they have endured, Fain stated. "Many of our Ladies had to step in and fill spots they weren't prepared for, but they were ready and willing to take on the challenge and they continued to improve through-out the year. We had a very young team on the floor this year, and the freshman and sophomores gained valuable experience to carry forward.  This season was a year for us to learn what true grit is; the challenges, failure and adversity we have seen this year developed a resilience and a determination to continue to work for their goals.  We continued to improve all season long, ending our conference championships with our highest score of the year.  With the opportunities to compete such a young squad, we have definitely built more depth for next year which will only make us stronger."