NACGC honors Centenary gymnastic quartet for academic accomplishments
Congrats to our four Ladies on being named Scholastic All-American! From left to right: Katie Mussio, Kellie Slater, Taylor Le Moal, and Allison Scates.
NACGC honors Centenary gymnastic quartet for academic accomplishments
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SHREVEPORT, LA – Four members of the Centenary College gymnastic team earned academic recognition by the National Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Association (NCGCA) when they were named to the Scholastic All-American Team.

A total of 627 gymnasts among 74 teams across the country received this distinction by the NCGCA. 

Senior Kellie Slater, a business major, and sophomore Katie Mussio, majoring in biology, finished the year with a 4.0 GPA. Junior Allison Scates recorded a 3.88 GPA in geology while junior Taylor Le Moal turned in a 3.59 in biology for the academic year.

“The four young women representing our team as Scholastic All-Americans make me very proud,” said head gymnastics coach Jacqueline Fain. “This accomplishment is a testament to their hard work and dedication to their team, their school, and their families.”

While these four individuals received All-American recognition, coach Fain is proud of the entire team for the team academic accomplishments.

“We set a goal at the beginning of the year to raise our team GPA, and the Ladies worked hard all year - especially during a very busy spring semester,” explained coach Fain. “We surpassed our team goal. Each and every Lady on the team worked hard to contribute the best they could.”

Slater completed her junior year in style in 2014-15, recording career highs on vault, beam and floor in March of 2015. Slater hit a vault of 9.725 in a tri-meet with LSU and New Hampshire on March 13 and followed that with a 9.8 on beam against New Hampshire just two days later. The following week, she turned in a career best 9.85 on floor at the Midwest Independent Conference (MIC) Championships.

Scates also tallied an impressive month of March to close out her sophomore year. She began the month at Alaska-Anchorage with a career best on beam with a 9.725. Against New Hampshire, Scates posted career-bests of 9.67 on bars and 38.65 in the all-around. She closed out the month with a 9.7 on vault and a 9.8 on floor at the MIC Championships.

Completing her sophomore year, Le Moal tallied a career best on vault at the MIC Championships with a 9.55.