Senior Navia Jordan claimed titles on both beam and floor Saturday and was named the Centenary Athlete of the Week January 21. Centenary Gymnastics won its 2019 home opener against Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 188.100-185.725.
The Ladies trailed by the slimmest of margins heading into the final two rotations, but Jordan and the rest of the team put together a solid beam rotation to put Centenary ahead for good. The anchor on beam, Jordan received a 9.600 on the apparatus to help Centenary hold a 0.450 lead heading to the final rotation.
Classmate Elizabeth Sander led off on floor and set the tone early for the Ladies, ensuring a Centenary win on the event with a 9.575. With Centenary clearly in the lead, Jordan put an exclamation point on the Ladies' win when she received a 9.700 from both floor judges. Jordan joined fellow senior Tavia Smith as the only competitor in the meet to receive at least one 9.700 from a judge. On bars, Smith received a 9.700 from one judge and a 9.550 from the other judge for a 9.625 average and a win on the event. Smith also claimed the all-around win.
The Ladies return to action Sunday, January 27, at the Texas Woman's quad meet with Wisconsin-Stout and Wisconsin-La Crosse. First rotation in Denton, Texas, is set for 2 p.m.
2018-19 Centenary Athletes of the Week
January 21, 2019 - Navia Jordan, Ladies Gymnastics
January 14, 2019 - Cedric Harris, Gents Basketball
January 7, 2019 - Bre Frierson, Ladies Basketball
December 31, 2018 - Cedric Harris, Gents Basketball
December 20, 2018 - Ty Prince, Gents Basketball
December 3, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
November 26, 2018 - Deunya Small, Ladies Basketball
November 19, 2018 - Kaharri Carter, Gents Basketball
November 12, 2018 - Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
November 5, 2018 - Brianna Serret, Ladies Swimming
October 29, 2018 - Hailey Lawson, Ladies Volleyball
October 22, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer & Miguel Vasquez, Gents Swimming
October 15, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball
October 8, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer
October 1, 2018 - Brittany Risner, Ladies Volleyball
September 24, 2018 - Marissa Sandoval, Ladies Volleyball
September 17, 2018 - Rachel Demerjian, Ladies Volleyball
September 10, 2018 - Kyra Montes, Ladies Soccer
September 4, 2018 - Veronica Dougherty, Ladies Soccer