The Mid-American Conference and host university Eastern Michigan kicked off the 27th annual MAC gymnastics championship tonight with a stellar banquet for the participating student-athletes. The banquet was held at the Eastern Michigan’s Convocation Center and entailed a magician, a karaoke performance and the announcement of this year’s specialty awards. Central Michigan’s Katie Simon won Freshman of the Year, while Jennifer Sturgis took home both MAC Gymnast of the Year and Senior of the Year awards. Junior Kristin Peters was selected as the Specialist of the Year and Brice Biggin, head coach at Kent State, garnered Coach of the Year accolades.
The 2007 MAC Gymnastics Championship will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Michigan’s Convocation Center.