Ball State Cardinals
The Cardinals are coming off a successful 2016 campaign after finishing second at the MAC Championship with a program record team score of 195.650 and sending five individuals to NCAA regionals for the first time since 2013. The program’s last appearance to regionals as a team was in 1999, but they do qualify individuals fairly frequently. The Cardinals have won the MAC title once in 2002, and have been represented at the NCAA National Championships by Sarah Mikrut twice in 1996 and 1997. Other former gymnasts include Laura Szczepanski and Nicole Allen.