The start of the new semester has also brought the return of competitions for Centenary athletes. David Orr, interim director of Athletics and Recreation, provides us with the following update.
“Centenary Varsity Athletics began competition for the 2020-2021 Academic Year on Friday, January 15, 2021 with Women’s and Men’s Basketball hosting Texas Lutheran University. January 15, 2021 came with much anticipation following a 10 month pause in athletic competitions. There is a completely different feel and experience happening this Spring 2021 semester vs. Fall 2020 semester; now that Centenary Athletics is back competing.
Student-Athletes and Coaches have been competing for most of their lives, and thus competition is part of their lifestyle. The absence of competition since March 2020 has been difficult and odd for so many of them. The opportunity to practice and compete is part of the student-athletes’ self-identity, and much of 'who they are' has been stripped away by this pandemic. Since a return to competition this Spring 2021, we are now witnessing our student-athletes and coaches come back to life. We’ve had the opportunity these past 10 months, without competition, to really take stock of ourselves and recognize how important athletics has been to our lives. We are all just thrilled, excited, positive and determined to make the best of the opportunity to compete once again.
All Centenary Sports will be in competition this Spring, which means we’ll be very active. Right now, every day is filled with the joy that comes with competing. I see the excitement on student-athletes' and Coaches faces’ which makes it a greater privilege to come to work every day. You can truly see how much sports and competition means to these student-athletes. As tough as it has been the 10 months without athletic competition, its finally here. We are competing again. A huge “THANK YOU” to Dr. Holoman, the Centenary COVID team, Centenary Faculty, Staff, and students, and the wonderful supporters of Centenary Athletics for both the hard work, attention and support in allowing the Centenary student-athletes an opportunity to be back in competition. It was truly a Centenary team effort! Go Centenary!”
COVID is preventing audiences from attending Ladies and Gent’s athletic events on campus this spring, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action! Ladies and Gent’s games are being livestreamed for free.
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