Ball State Sports Link, the nation’s first fully immersive digital sports production program, produced the 2016 Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championship.
Ball State’s Denasiha Christian was honored as the 2016 Mid-American Conference vault and floor champion.
Christian’s performance on floor captured the title for the third consecutive year scoring a 9.950, matching her career high.
Overall, Eastern Michigan claimed the 2016 Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championships for the second time in program history.
Eastern Michigan tallied 196.425 points while host Ball State was runner up with 195.650.
Bowling Green placed third with 195.625 and Central Michigan in fourth with a 195.600.
Kent State, the regular season champions, placed fifth with 195.325, Northern Illinois in sixth with 194.975, and Western Michigan in seventh with a 194.900.
The event marked the first time a MAC Championship completely produced by students will air on ESPN 3.
Senior Aaron Hepp, a senior member of the Ball State Football team and current MAC student-athlete, was the executive producer. Junior J.C. Obringer directed Saturday’s telecast.
Junior Connor Onion, who ranked No. 7 in the nation in the 2015 Jim Nantz Award for outstanding collegiate broadcasters, was the play-by-play talent.
Onion was joined by former Ball State gymnast Brooklyn Schumacher and digital sports production freshman Morgan Landes. Sophomore Alexis Williams is the sideline reporter.