Courtesy: Robert Barclay/CMU
Kirsten Petzold Named MAC Co-Specialist of the Week

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - For the third-straight week, the Central Michigan gymnastics team had a student-athlete honored by the Mid-American Conference as Kirsten Petzold was named the Co-Specialist of the Week.

Petzold set the tone for Central Michigan’s victory over Ball State with a career-best 9.925 on vault to win the event and followed that up with another career best, this time on floor with a 9.825. Her performance helped CMU post the MAC’s best team score this season with a 195.800. Her score on vault is the best in the conference this season.

Petzold joins teammates Emily Heinz and Halle Moraw as MAC honorees this season. Heinz was named the Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 14 while Moraw was selected Co-Specialist of the Week last Tuesday. Alyssa Nocella of Bowling Green was selected the Gymnast of the Week while Shelby MacDonald of Western Michigan shared the Specialist of the Week with Petzold.