As Ball State University freshman gymnast Amber Parsley steps on the mat to start her floor routine, the opening strains of Flo Rida’s “Right Round” blare over the Worthen Arena loudspeakers.

Although most people are impressed by the jumps, flips and landings of the gymnasts, music plays a large role in a floor exercise as well.

Sophomore Brittney Emmons, the top-scoring gymnast on the floor in the Mid-American Conference, likes to pick music that can get the crowd involved.

“The whole point is to get the crowd involved with your floor routine,” she said. “I love the fact that I can do that with people and show them my personality through my floor routine.”

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