“There wasn't a ton of pressure that was put on us, but at least we were staying focused and doing things on our side of the court regardless of what was happening on the other side,” Ball State head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said.
As the season looks to come to an end for the Cardinals, who are officially out of postseason contention, graduate students Kerrianne McClay and Libby Kraus look to finish strong while on the road.
“We definitely know what’s on the line for the rest of these games… be ready for much more,” Cooper said.
The juniors said this season is all about positivity and supporting one another. Christman said that the Cardinals lift each other up to help people stay positive. Mahnensmith echoed Christman in saying that these are key elements that play a huge role during races.
This win secures the third seed in the conference for Ball State and home advantage for their quarter-final match this Sunday, October 29. At the time of this publication, the Cardinals are currently slated to face Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Blom's experience overcoming adversity helps her empathize with student athletes she has mentored during her 15-year career at Ball State University. Blom has worked as a faculty athletic representative, chairperson for Ball State’s School of Kinesiology, and professor of sport and exercise psychology, but was just named associate athletic director for championship performance.
After a terrific homecoming weekend, Ball State Football welcomes home a pair of Player of the Week awards.
I believe this is a playoff team and one without the play-in tournament. I predict a four or five seed finish, with a 48-34 record, and with the weekend taking place in Indy, expect another All-Star appearance from Tyrese Haliburton.
Ball State men’s and women’s swim and dive are set to go on their 2023-24 seasons after showing potential last season of what we could have in store this year with a lot of premium talent coming back from last season in preparations to go for the ultimate prize of a MAC Championship.
Garrett, a multi-generational football player for the Cardinals, mentors players in the program to help them find faith in God and prepare them for the world outside of football.
Ball State field hockey (7-9, 2-4 MAC) bounced back from its previous loss with a 7-0 win over Queens University of Charlotte (0-15). The Cardinals' next match is a key MAC contest against Miami (11-7, 5-1 MAC) in Oxford, Ohio, at 3 p.m.