On Celenski: Co-captain … an artistic gymnast with a flair for the dramatic.
2002: Competed in six of the Terps’ 11 regular season meets on the balance beam … competed in one meet on vault … exhibitioned numerous times on the balance beam and on the floor exercise … earned a career-high 9.8 on the balance beam March 23 at the EAGL Championship meet at Towson.
2001: Redshirted the season after suffering an ACL knee injury.
2000: Competed in three of the Terps’ 12 regular season meets on vault … earned a career high 9.625 on vault on Feb. 7 against George Washington.
Prior to Maryland: Team captain junior and senior years of high school…member of the Mid-Island Gymnastics Club in Hicksville…competed at Level 10 for three years…qualified for the Empire State games four years in a row …competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals in May of 1998 and placed 11th on beam with a score of 9.375 and recorded scores of 9.175 on vault, 9.225 on floor, and 34.975 in the all-around…1999 Farmingdale High School scholar-athlete and outstanding senior…1999 Nassau County scholar-athlete…made vault and floor finals in 1998 and placed third on floor.
Personal: Stacey Joy Celenski … born Feb. 23, 1981…daughter of Judy and Walter Celenksi…has one sister, Kristen and one brother, Walter …sister Kristen was a Maryland cheerleader from 1995-1996 and a former Terrapin men’s lacrosse team manager…majoring in kinesiology.
2002 Season Highs:
Vault - 9.3
Balance Beam – 9.8
2000 Season Highs:
Vault – 9.625
Vault - 9.625
Balance Beam – 9.8
TERP TALK WITH STACEY
As co-captain I will:
Help to lead my squad as best as I can. Kat and I are a great team, and together we should be able to handle any situation that would be put before us. We will handle all things with a positive attitude and will do whatever is best for our team.
Why is vault your best event?
Vault is a really strong event for me because of my good technique and strong legs.
Personal goals for 2003:
My personal goals for my senior year are to compete and excel on vault and beam. I want to be able to be the best that I can be in those two areas especially because they are my best events and that is where I see myself helping the team the most.
Team goals for 2003:
This is the best team that Maryland has ever had and we deserve to go to the NCAA's this year. It is so important to make each individual score count in every competition in order for us to continue climbing up the national ranks. This is such an exciting time for our team because the talent that we have is beyond anything Maryland has ever had before. Together, we are going to thrive.
Favorite TV show:
“Friends” (of course!)