Courtesy: Robert Barclay/CMU
Bolender Named MAC Specialist of the Week

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - For the first time in her career, Central Michigan gymnast Taylor Bolender was honored by the Mid-American Conference as she was named the Specialist of the Week on Tuesday.

The sophomore is the sixth different Central Michigan gymnast to earn MAC weekly honors this season. Emily Heinz, Kirsten Petzold, Halle Moraw, Brittany Petzold and Taylor Noonan have all been recognized by the conference office.

Bolender posted a personal best and took first-place on floor with a 9.925 against Kent State, matching the MAC’s highest score this season on the event. She also had another top 3 finish, taking third on bars with a 9.825.

CMU hits the road to Illinois this weekend to take on the No. 14 Illini and No. 20 Ohio State in Huff Hall on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m.