Tyson Cup Gymnastics

Kassandra Lopez, of Tucson, Ariz., competes in the junior Olympic class at the Tyson Cup Gymnastics competition in Worcester, Mass., Friday, March 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)

Charles Krupa

Her career at national power Utah was punctuated by injuries, but the Amphitheater High grad persevered and became a second-team All-American in the high bar two years in succession. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.