Ball State hosting MAC gymnastics championship

<p>Fans holding up signs at Ball State gymnastics quad-meet on Feb. 14 at Worthen Arena.&nbsp;</p>

Fans holding up signs at Ball State gymnastics quad-meet on Feb. 14 at Worthen Arena. 

MAC Standings (conf. record)

1. Kent State - 10-4 (6-0)

2. Eastern Michigan - 15-3-1 (5-1)

3. Central Michigan - 12-3 (4-2)

T4. Western Michigan - 7-7 (2-4)

T4. Northern Illinois - 9-10 (2-4)

T6. Ball State - 6-11 (1-5)

T6. Bowling Green - 6-12 (1-5)


Worthen Arena will play host to the women's gymnastics Mid-American Conference championships on March 19. Ball State will compete against six other teams for the title.

The other schools competing include Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.

While Ball State is 1-5 on the season against MAC opponents, the Cardinals have had several individuals finish among the top of the conference in their respective categories.

Senior Denasiha Christian holds the teams highest three scores on vault this season as well as the highest in the MAC with a 9.975. Junior Sarah Ebeyer does not stand far behind in the MAC rankings with an 9.875, good enough for fourth place. 

On the Uneven Bars, sophomore Jordyn Penny finished in a 7-way tie for third place with a score of 9.9.

Both Eastern Illinois and Northern Illinois finished among the top five in both the uneven bars and vault. Kent State also made an appearance on the uneven bar individual rankings with the top individual score.

Some of Ball State's highest scores this season have come against MAC opponents. A season high of 195.250 was posted against Bowling Green on Feb. 28. That score marks the 13th highest score by a MAC team this season.

Kent State is the reigning MAC champion and sits atop the league standings with a 6-0 record. The Golden Flashes scored 196.375 in last year's meet, while Ball state finished in sixth with 193.200 points.

The meet will start at 2 p.m. on March 19 at Worthen Arena.

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