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.

Team RQS


Alabama 196.595
2. Louisiana State 195.745
3. Kentucky 195.435
4. Auburn 195.210
5. Michigan State 194.390
6. Central Michigan 193.605
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.


Rank Gymnast School RQS


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.


Rank Gymnast School RQS
1. Lauren Wozniak Kent State 9.78
4. Brittney Emmons
Ball State 9.715

Uneven Bars

Rank Gymnast School RQS
Bibiana Rodriguez Ball State 9.755
2. Meghan Donovan Western Michigan 9.69
2. Kasey Fillmore Bowling Green 9.69

Balance Beam

Rank Gymnast School RQS
1. Colleen Dean Ohio State 9.725
7. Katelyn Busacker Ball State 9.515

Floor Exercise

Rank Gymnast School RQS
1. Brittney Emmons Ball State 9.83
2. Colleen Dean Ohio State 9.805
3. Tiffany Brodbeck Ball State 9.76

SOURCE: GymInfo (


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