Denelle Pedrick named MAC Gymnast of the Week


Sophomore all-around gymnast Denelle Pedrick performs on beam during Central Michigan University Gymnastics' final home meet of the 2018 season at McGuirk Arena on March 15.

Denelle Pedrick of Central Michigan has been named the Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week.

This is Pedrick’s second nomination of the season, as the first came following the first week of the season. 

The Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Can. senior won the all-around with a season-high 39.100 to help the Chippewas win their MAC opening dual against rival Western Michigan. CMU defeated the Broncos 193.675-192.700 to improve to 7-1 overall and it leads with a 1-0 conference record.

Pedrick posted four scores above 9.700 against WMU. Each of her scores were above her season average. She won the uneven bars with a 9.800 and tied for second on the floor exercise with another 9.800. She tied for third on the balance beam with a 9.775 posting and finished fourth on the vault with a 9.725. 

Next, Pedrick and the Chippewas travel to Illinois State on Feb. 1 to complete a home-and-home series against the Redbirds. CMU took the first meeting with a convincing 195.275-190.050 victory Jan. 11 in McGuirk Arena.