Janell Campbell  
Janell Campbell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Wis.

High School:
Germantown HS

Club:
LaFleur's Academy of Gymnastics


04/20/2013

Minnesota's Staff Earns National Coaches of the Year

Meg Stephenson and her coaching staff earn honor from NACGC/W.

04/19/2013

No. 8 Minnesota Finishes Fourth in NCAA Championships Semifinal

Gophers score 196.375 points, Mable and Nordquist earn All-America honors.

04/18/2013

NCAA Championships Loom for Golden Gophers

No. 8 Minnesota prepares for Friday's semifinal appearance.

04/06/2013

Minnesota Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Gophers finish second at Gainesville Regional to earn first trip to nationals since 2002.

04/03/2013

Bound for Gainesville: No. 12 Minnesota Set for NCAA Regional

Second-seeded Gophers travel to Florida for postseason meet.

02/16/2013

Minnesota win BOM

Minnesota won the Best of Minnesota at the Sports Pavilion.

02/11/2013

Minnesota Tops Illinois

Highlights from Minnesota's meet against Illinois at the Sports Pavilion.

01/26/2013

Gophers Upset #1 Michigan

The Gophers won their four-team quad meet and in the process upset No. 1 Michigan.

01/14/2013

Minnesota-Washington Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's season opener against Washington at the Sports Pavilion.

11/20/2012

Janell Campbell - Sim. Meet

Janell Campbell competes on the floor and the bars in the team's first simulation meet.

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2013 Season:
Named to 2013 All-Championship Team• Academic All-Big Ten team• Competed in all 14 meets for the season • Led team on bars at Big Ten Championships posting career-high score of 9.900• Saw season high on vault against Iowa • Against Michigan, Central Michigan and Iowa State (1/26) recorded a career high on floor• Against Illinois (9.900) finished with new career best score of 9.900 on uneven bars • At Big Ten Championships tied for second on uneven bars• Finished tied for 24th on bars (9.800) at the NCAA Semifinals.

2012 Season:
Was named Academic All-Big Ten • claimed three first places on floor exercise and two on uneven bars • posted the highest team average on floor • began the season competing only on bars five of the first six meet, due to a foot injury • tied for first on bars in the first meet of the season against Ohio State with a 9.800 (1/7) • again tied for first on bars against Penn State (1/28) with a 9.800 on bars • equaled a career-high 9.900 on floor and tied for first against Nebraska (2/18) • notched a season best on bars with a 9.875 and tied for first on floor with a 9.875 at Iowa (2/24) • tallied a 9.900 on floor, which matched her career-high, tied for first and helped the Gophers mark a team-high score floor score of 49.325 against Iowa State (3/10) • scored a 9.850 on bars to help Minnesota reach their season-high score of 49.075 on the apparatus • finished the season by scoring a 9.800 or better in six of the final eight meets • notched a 9.875 or higher in six of the final nine meets of the year • received her third letter.

2011 Season:
Was named Academic All-Big Ten • Won two event titles, one on uneven bars and the other in the floor exercise • Competed on bars and floor in all meets this season and averaged 9.788 and 9.777 on the respective events • Had a season-high of 9.800 on vault and 9.450 on beam • Scored 9.475 on vault and 9.750 on floor in the meet against Ohio State on Jan. 8 • Earned a 9.800 on uneven bars against Iowa on Jan. 15 • Also earned 9.725 on floor against the Hawkeyes • Tied for the win on floor at Michigan State with a score of 9.800 • In addition, she posted scores of 9.700 on bars and 9.450 on beam to help the team walk away with the win against Michigan State • On Jan. 29 against Air Force, earned scores of 9.675 on vault, 9.775 on bars, and a 9.850 on floor to tie for second place in the event • Posted scores of 9.375 on vault, 9.750 on bars, and 9.525 on floor at Illinois on Feb. 5 • Set career-highs in two of three events at the Best of Minnesota meet on Feb. 12 by scoring 9.800 for a shared third-place vault and a third-place 9.825 for bars, all while earning a 9.825 on floor to take second • Tallied scores of 9.700 on vault and 9.775 on bars and floor against Iowa State at home on Feb. 20 • Earned marks of 9.550 on vault, 9.825 on bars to tie for first, and 9.775 on floor to tie for third, at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25 • Scored a season-high of 9.875 on floor against UCLA on Feb. 27 where she also tallied scores of 9.450 and 9.825 on vault and bars • At Iowa State on Mar. 4, she earned 9.450 on vault, 9.775 on bars, and 9.750 on floor • Posted scores of 9.550, 9.800, and 9.850 (tying for third) on vault, bars, and floor, respectively, when the Gophers hosted NC State on Mar. 12 • Set a career-best and earned a third-place on bars at the Big Ten Championships on Mar. 19 with a score of 9.850, while scoring 9.700 on vault and 9.825 on floor • Competed in the NCAA Regional Meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Apr. 2 where she earned marks of 9.675 on vault, 9.475 on bars, and 9.875 on floor • Tied for the third-highest floor exercise score on the team with 9.875 and also tied in fourth on the team in the uneven bars event with her Big Ten score of 9.850 • Finished the season ranked among the Big Ten Conference as No. 16 on floor, No. 16 on uneven bars, and No. 42 on vault • Nationally, Janell ranked No. 97 on floor exercise, No. 96 on uneven bars, and No. 329 on vault.

2010 Season:

The only freshman on the team to have competed in all four events this season • Competed on floor in 13 of 14 meets, earning her best score of 9.900 in the season opener • Minnesota's top scorer on floor in two meets • Tallied an average of 9.648 on floor • Vaulted in seven meets, earning her best score of 9.650 in the season opener • Was in the bars line up at eight competitions, earning her top score of 9.800 at Iowa • A letterwinner.

High School/Club:

A 2009 graduate of Germantown High School • Trained at LaFleur's Academy of Gymnastics under coaches Greg LaFleur and Tammy Donahue • Qualified for the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship five times • In her junior season (2008), she was the all around champion at the Wisconsin state meet, and went on to win titles on bars and vault at the regional meet • In addition to her two event titles at regionals, she also finished second in the all around and fourth on beam • She finished 12th on bars and 14th on floor at the 2008 J.O. National Championship • As a sophomore in 2007, she was the state all around champion, and made a clean sweep of all the events at the regional meet, winning titles on vault, bars, beam, floor and the all around • Other highlights of her career include finishing 12th on bars at the 2003 J.O. National Championship, and placing ninth on both bars and floor at the 2005 national meet • Won the state all around title four times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008).

Personal:

Plans to major in either pre-med or education • A three-year Honor Roll Member • A National Honor Society member, a Spanish National Honor Society member, and a student council executive member • The daughter of Robert and Julienne Campbell.

GET TO KNOW JANELL CAMPBELL:
If you were not participating in gymnastics, what sport might you play?

Dance.

What is your favorite cartoon character, and why?
SpongeBob SquarePants!! He makes me laugh - I love to laugh!

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
The ability to read people's minds.

Do you have any hidden or secret talents?
I can moon walk - but not as well as my little sister!

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you want to meet?
Rob Dyrdek.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
My bath tub, with lots of candles and bubbles.

What is your favorite actor or actress?
Actor: Vince Vaughn. Actress: Rachel McAdams.

Who is the funniest person on the team?
Cierra Tomson or Hanna Nordquist.