Ball State cheers for their fellow teammates as they perform floor March 23 at the Mid-American Championship at Worthen Arena. Ball State scored second in floor overall. Andrew Berger, DN

Ball State places second in Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championships; Cardinals take home three individual awards

Despite the loss, Ball State had many highs at the MAC Championship, including winning a handful of individual awards, as senior Suki Pfister was named MAC Specialist of the Year for the third season. Sophomore Zoe Middleton left with four awards: first for beam, first on floor, third on vault and first for all-around with 39.525 total points. Head coach Joanna Saleem won MAC Coach of the Year.

Junior Carissa Martinez performs her floor routine against Kent State Feb. 4 at Worthen Arena. Martinez ranked 14th for her floor routine. Andrew Berger, DN

Ball State wins second home meet of the season

It was a rocky start for Ball State, but once they received a total of 49.275 points for bars, they were able to gain a slim lead. Ball State was only ahead by .050 after the third event. It was anyone’s meet, but the Cardinals’ 49.325 points on floor sealed the deal for Ball State’s win, and the meet ended 196.075-195.525. 

Senior Suki Pfister smiles at the end of her floor routine while the Cardinals cheer for her against Bowling Green Jan. 22 at Worthen Arena. Pfister scored a 9.900 on the floor. Kate Tilbury, DN

Cardinals finish with top score in every event during home meet victory

The excited screams of high-pitched little girls filled the air at the Ball State Gymnastic team’s first home meet of the season. Ball State’s unofficial cheerleading team could be seen standing in the front row of the bleachers, responding to different performances, with extra cheers for high-scoring routines from seniors Suki Pfister and Victoria Henry.

Ball State Cardinals gymnastics teams waves thank you to the crowd for attending their meet against Central Michigan Feb. 26 at Worthen Arena. The Cardinals’ winning streak reaches 11 with a 196.100-196.075 victory over the Chippewas. Madelyn Guinn, DN

Following a record-breaking 2023 season, Ball State is NCAA Regionals bound

With a Co-Mid-American Conference (MAC) Regular Season Championship, a second-place finish at the MAC Championship Meet and a nationally-ranked 34th-best NQS score of 196.395, Ball State earned an at-large team bid to the NCAA Regionals in Norman, Oklahoma, the first time since 1999  the Cardinals will compete at regionals as a team and just the second time in program history.

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