Bridgeport's Kelsey Campbell Earns A Spot On Ballot For Prestigious 2018 AAI Award

Bridgeport's Kelsey Campbell Earns A Spot On Ballot For Prestigious 2018 AAI Award

Bridgeport, Conn.- For over 27 years, American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) has presented the prestigious AAI Award to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the country. The award is considered the Heisman Trophy in gymnastics. Every year, college coaches are asked to submit their nominations for this award. The coaches then vote to narrow down these nominations to finalists, and ultimately the winner. AAI recognizes the achievements and dedication of each AAI Award Nominee and is proud to support NCAA® gymnastics.

This year, UB senior Kelsey Campbell (Las Vegas, Nev.) is one of 14 top-notch gymnasts to earn a spot on the ballot from which six finalists will be selected in early March.

According to Bridgeport head coach Byron Knox, this recognition is a true culmination of what Campbell has meant to the Purple Knights during her four seasons on campus, "I'm so pleased Kelsey is being recognized for what she has meant to our program. She's been not only been an outstanding competitor for us, but she's also a true team leader. It's also huge that she's the only Division II student-athlete in this quality group."

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