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Jallo travels to World University Games

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Jallo travels to World University Games

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas assistant athletic trainer Jennifer Jallo has been selected to work the 2007 Summer World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. A member of the Lady Razorback staff for five seasons, Jallo works primarily with the nationally-ranked gymnastics team. "This is a great opportunity to work with world class elite athletes and to travel to a very exciting place," said Jallo of her selection. Jallo departs Thursday arriving in time for the opening ceremonies Aug. 8. Her two-week assignment pairs her with the U.S. women’s basketball team. Jallo has worked several USA Gymnastics events and camps throughout the United States. In order to be eligible to work on the floor of an international event, athletic trainers are required to volunteer for two weeks with the USOC and be evaluated. Originally from North Dakota, Jallo worked with the U.S. Olympic boxing team in 2004 just three weeks prior to the Olympic Games. Jallo’s schedule has her departing from San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 3, flying to Bangkok via Tokyo, Japan. The basketball team begins play prior to the opening ceremonies on Aug. 7 with the United States women in the pool with Russia, Japan and Latvia with the playoffs following. "I’m excited about working with the basketball team," said Jallo. "It’s a bit of a change from my regular routine. I’m also very excited about the travel. I know my time will be spent working with the team but I’m sure I’ll have a chance to experience many things that are new and different. I’m very excited." Jallo returns to the Fayetteville on Aug. 18 as the Lady’Backs begin the 2007-08 academic year. For more information about Jallo or the Lady Razorbacks log on to LADYBACKS.COM. For more information about the 2007 Summer World University Games, log on to bangkok2007.com.



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