Jessica Biel

Mighty Kacy Catanzaro is ready to power on

Mighty Kacy Catanzaro is ready to power on

At the Towson University football team's home opener late last month, the loudest cheers arguably came for the smallest athlete on the field.

With the current Towson gymnastics team by her side, 24-year-old alumna Kacy Catanzaro stood in the endzone and waved to the roughly 8,000 fans in attendance.

"Let's go, Kacy! Let's go, Kacy!" the student section began to chant as Catanzaro — dressed in a black top, denim shorts and boots pulled up to her knees — flashed her megawatt smile.

Nineteen months after she graduated with a degree in early childhood education, the 5-foot-tall Catanzaro had returned to Towson as one of the school's most famous alumni. She...