The University of Utah announced today that sophomore gymnast Sabrina Schwab will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with a torn ACL. Schwab, who was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2016, competed in the all-around in Utah’s first two meets. A 2016 NCCA Championships All-American on uneven bars, Schwab hit all 34 routines in her Utah career to date. She also set a Utah record by winning Pac-12 Freshman of the Week four times last season. This is a blow to a team that is competing for an NCAA Championship because they lose a talented gymnast and will have to replace four routines. Schwab, like Kari Lee last season, was injured early enough in the season that she may qualify for a medical redshirt.
Below is the complete press release from the University of Utah:
SALT LAKE CITY—Utah sophomore gymnast Sabrina Schwab suffered a knee injury in practice yesterday and is lost for the season with a torn ACL. Schwab was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year last year and an All-American on the uneven bars at the 2016 NCAA Championships.
She competed in the all-around in the first two meets this season, placing second at BYU last Friday with a career-high 39.300. Schwab, who was also a four-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week in 2016 (a Utah record), won three event titles last year. She has hit all 34 of her career routines without a fall.