Ball State gymnastics opened its season on the road against No. 3 Florida on Friday.

The team was defeated by a score of 196.575 to 190.550.

Senior Brittney Emmons competed in the all-around and placed second with a total score of 38.400. This was her first competition since suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in 2012. Placing first was Ashanee Dickerson of Florida with a total of 38.900.

On the floor, Junior Angie Hosbach posted a team-high 9.700.

In her first collegiate competition, freshman Denasiha Christian placed fifth in floor with a 9.725, and fifth in vault with a 9.800.

Ball State will travel to Iowa for their next event  Jan. 11.