DU’s All-American gymnast junior Lynnzee Brown formally acknowledged on Twitter that she is out for the remainder of the season. A lower-body injury, reportedly an Achilles tendon, was sustained during the final floor exercise at Magness Arena this past weekend. On her final pass of the afternoon during her floor routine she landed awkwardly and was carried from the arena.
— Lynnzee Brown (@lynnzeeb4) February 20, 2020
Brown has a number of notable achievements since coming to DU. She was the 2019 NCAA co-Champion on floor exercise – the second NCAA title in program history. She also holds the co-record for Denver’s highest All-Around Score (39.775). Recently, February 10th, she was awarded the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week.
This is a major loss for Denver, ranked 5th in the country, expected to compete for a national team championship. Brown would have been a major threat to defend her individual floor national championship from last season as well.
While head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart has a deep squad, Brown’s loss for the season will be deeply felt by the Pioneer team and fans.
Top photo courtesy of University of Denver Athletics