The Eastern Michigan University gymnastics team competed at the MAC Championship inside the George Gervin GameAbove Center on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The Eagles finished in sixth place at the meet with a team score of 195.025, trailing Central Michigan who took home the title with a team score of 196.275.
Northern Illinois finished second overall with a score of 196.125, Western Michigan finished third with a score of 196.075, Ball State finished fourth with a score of 195.900, Kent State finished fifth as they scored 195.325, and Bowling Green in seventh with a team score of 192.550.
Following a first-round bye, the Eagles started on the floor led by senior Caitlin Satler, who tied her season-best with a 9.875 performance. Sophomores Raisa Boris and Anna Grace McCullough both produced scores of 9.825, adding to EMU's total score of 48.925.
In the third rotation, the Eagles enjoyed a break before heading to vault. Graduate student Cali Harden paced the lineup with a score of 9.775, attributing to the Eagles total score of 48.575. With the floor and vault completed, EMU recorded a team total score of 97.500.
The Eagles elevated its performance with a 48.925 showing on bars. In rotation, No. 6. Freshman Ella Chemotti earned a career-high 9.900 to tie for first on the event and secure the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year award.
Chemotti became the first Eagle to be named MAC Freshman of the Year since Zu Vuong earned the honor in 2006.
Raisa Boris also produced an exceptional performance on bars, scoring a 9.825. Boris and junior Hadyn Crossen led the team on beam, both scoring a 9.850 to wrap up the meet for the Eagles with a score of 48.600 in the final rotation.
Boris went on to finish third in the all-around competition with a meet total of 38.950, a personal best. Junior Molly Parris tied for eighth with a score of 38.500.
Looking ahead, EMU awaits the NCAA selection show taking place on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 10 a.m. The selection show will announce the teams and individuals who earned the opportunity to compete at NCAA Regionals on March 30 through April 2.
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