GYMNASTICS: It's all in the numbers for Ball State's postseason hopes
Halfway through the season, the Ball State University gymnastics team now knows where it stands in regard to advancing to the NCAA Central Regionals on April 10.
• Qualifying for regionals is based on the Regional Qualifying Score — the top six scores of the year (three on the road), remove the top score and average the other five.
• Ball State is in the Central Region, along with five of the other six Mid-American Conference schools with gymnastics teams (only Northern Illinois University is in another region).
• Using that RQS, qualification is based on a three-step process:
- Step One – Team Score
The top six teams go to regionals. Ball State is currently in 10th place out of the 13 teams in the Central Region.
|10. ||Ball State||191.444|
- Step Two – All-Around
The top five individual all-around gymnasts not on a qualifying team advance. Sophomore Brittney Emmons is currently in seventh place.
|Christine Abou-Mitri||Kent State||38.83|
|2.||Hillary Dow||Ohio State||38.725|
|3.||Kristine Garbarino||Western Michigan||38.715|
|4.||Christina Lenny||Kent State||38.660|
|5.||Rebecca Best||Ohio State||38.565|
|6.||Casey Williamson||Ohio State||38.380|
|7.||Brittney Emmons||Ball State||38.215|
- Step Three – Individual Events
The gymnast with the top score in each event that has not yet advanced (minimum score of 9.4) qualifies. As of today, Emmons (floor exercise) and senior Bibiana Rodriguez (uneven bars) would advance for the second-straight year.
|1.||Lauren Wozniak||Kent State||9.78|
|4.||Brittney Emmons ||Ball State||9.715 |
|1. ||Bibiana Rodriguez||Ball State||9.755|
|2.||Meghan Donovan||Western Michigan||9.69|
|2.||Kasey Fillmore||Bowling Green||9.69|
|1.||Colleen Dean||Ohio State||9.725|
|7.||Katelyn Busacker||Ball State||9.515|
|1.||Brittney Emmons||Ball State||9.83|
|2.||Colleen Dean||Ohio State||9.805|
|3.||Tiffany Brodbeck||Ball State||9.76|
SOURCE: GymInfo (troester.com/gym)