Natalie Scates Primes Ladies Gymnastics Fans with this Week's Gym Talk!
Thursday, January 28, 2016

This last weekend kicked off the Ladies second round of competitions for the season, starting off at home and ending at Texas Woman's University. For eight of our girls, the meet held in the Gold Dome against Southeastern Missouri (SEMO) marked the first competition of the season. For many of the freshmen, it was their first meet ever as a Lady. And, for everyone on the team, Friday's competition marked the first home meet of the season. After a week of hard work, hit routines, and energy filled practices, the team headed into Friday's competition at the Gold Dome with bright eyes and beaming smiles.

Though we didn't manage to beat SEMO, we attacked each event with confidence and ended up with a season high on every event, and a total team score of 190.425. This made the Ladies the first Division III team to break 190.0 for the 2016 season! Centenary gymnasts also claimed top honors on all events including the all-around.

After an amazing competition on Friday, we all packed our bags and we're on the road to Dallas the next afternoon, ready to leave our mark at the Kitty Winter Magee arena at TWU. We competed on Sunday afternoon against Texas Woman's University, The United Stated Air Force Academy, and, once again, SEMO.

The Ladies once again beat their season best score (previously set last Friday at the Gold Dome) with a 190.525. This put us above Air Force in the final team competition. Additionally, we took top spot on Beam with an astonishing 48.275, which beat The University of Georgia’s (10x NCAA Champions; #10 team in the nation) beam score for the week. We snagged honors on multiple events, and took home the top spot in the individual all-around (White). In other exciting news, two of our athletes were named MIC gymnasts of the week. Navia Jordan received the title of Specialist of the Week, and Ashley White claimed the title Gymnast of the Week.

Coming off of a busy and exciting weekend, your Centenary Ladies refocused our energy back onto school and practice so that we could have a few solid days of practice and school before heading off to Pennsylvania this Wednesdays for a quad meet at Westchester on Friday, and a Tri meet at the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday.

So, wish your Ladies good luck and keep up with our progress, because I guarantee you this weekend won't be one to miss!

As always, thanks for all the love and support!

Natalie Scates