Former 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and All-American gymnast Sabrina Schwab will have to retire for medical reasons. Schwab suffered an injury and missed every meet except for the first two of the season. Schwab competed in the all-around for Utah last season prior to her injury. In her short Utah career, the Lucas, Texas native never had a fall, going 34-of-34 hit routines.
We have reached out to the gymnastics department to try to get comment and will provide updates if/when we speak with Schwab and/or co-head coach Megan Marsden.
Below is the complete press release from Utah Athletics:
SALT LAKE CITY—Utah All-America gymnast Sabrina Schwab announced her retirement today for medical reasons. Schwab, the 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, missed all but two meets last season with an injury. A junior academically, Schwab has been placed on a medical scholarship.
An elite level gymnast, Schwab was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week four times in 2016, hitting 26-of-26 routines and winning three event titles. The Lucas, Texas, native earned second-team All-America honors on the uneven bars at the 2016 NCAA Championships. Last year as a sophomore, Schwab competed in the all-around in Utah’s first two meets before her injury and finished her abbreviated career without a fall, hitting 34-of-34 routines.