"By being a GW gymnast for the past three years, I have further matured, learned a great amount about discipline, and met some of the most amazing people. I've learned that I am capable of a lot more than I thought, by pushing myself to levels I never have. It gives me great confidence in that the life lessons, education, and relationships that I have developed at GW are ones that I will have the rest of my life! I will miss it all greatly."
AT GW: 2007 - Featured in the lineup in all 13 meets on the beam, floor and vault ... recorded a 9.5 or better season average on both the vault and floor exercise ... matched her career high on vault twice in her junior season ... recorded a season-high 9.775 on the floor at the Hearts Invitational on 2/17 ... scored a 9.675 or better on the vault in eight straight meets. 2006 - Competed in all 13 meets for the Colonials on vault and bars as a sophomore ... set career highs of 9.750 on the vault at the EAGL Championships on 3/25/06, 9.700 on the beam at North Carolina St. on 3/17/06, and a 9.825 on the floor exercise at both the Shelli Calloway Memorial Invitational at Towson on 2/18 and at Maryland on 3/7. 2005 - As a freshman, performed in all 13 meets for the Colonials on vault ... also cracked the line-up on floor for GW's final five meets ... competed on vault, beam and in the floor exercise at the EAGL Championships ... posted a season-best 9.775 on floor at Pittsburgh on 3/5/05 ... her 9.725 on vault at Towson on 3/17/05 was her season-high ... scored at least a 9.65 or better on floor in four-of-five competitions.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Competed for Langley High for three years and Gymini Gymnastics for 15 years ... helped lead Langley to state, regional and district titles as a senior ... earned all-metropolitan honors and was voted Most Valuable Gymnast by her teammates all three years at Langley ... recorded a perfect `10' on vault during her senior campaign at Langley ... also led the Saxons to regional and district crowns her sophomore and freshman seasons.
PERSONAL: Born Carolyn Marshall Marckesano on December 31, 1985 in Leesburg, VA ... daughter of John and Ann Marckesano ... has two older brothers, Patrick and Kenny ...exercise science major.