Annie Campbell To Miss NCAA Championships

April 11, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Annie Campbell will miss the NCAA Gymnastics Championships as a result of an injury suffered in practice on Wednesday.

The junior all-around standout ruptured the Achilles' tendon in her left leg while working on her floor routine in practice.

She will undergo surgery Monday and will not travel to Alabama with the team for nationals.

Prior to the injury, Campbell had been enjoying her finest season as a Beaver. She set or tied career highs on all four events this season and ranked 12th nationally on floor and 23rd on beam. She was named to the All-Pacific-10 Team as an all-arounder, and she won the NCAA West Region Championship on floor after a 9.975 on the event at last week's regional competition.

Campbell had won 10 individual titles this year, most on the team, and she'd scored a 9.90 or better 12 times during the season. She had a career high 9.975 on floor three times, a career high 9.925 three times on beam, a career high 9.925 on vault and a career high 9.90 on bars. Her highest all-around score of the year was a 39.575, which helped earn her Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors after that performance in the March 16 Shanico Inn-vitational.

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