Player Development Names Mary Jo Campbell Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Athletic Trainer

March 10, 2009 03:45 PM

No. 10-2006

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 8, 2006 -- The USTA today announced that Mary Jo Campbell has been named Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Athletic Trainer for USTA Player Development. Campbell joins the USTA Sport Science Department and will be based at the USTA High Performance Training Center in Carson, Calif.

Campbell, of Malibu, Calif., brings nearly 20 years of experience as an athletic trainer, most recently at Campbell’s Competitive Edge in Malibu, Calif., where she specialized in sand training on the beach while working with junior tennis players as well as climbers and ultra-endurance athletes.
Prior to that, Campbell was an Athletic Trainer/Exercise Specialist at the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine in Boca Raton, Fla., from 1995-98. In 1998, she played professional baseball for the Florida Legends of the Ladies Professional Baseball League.

Campbell spent nine years at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, most recently as Head Athletic Trainer from 1992-95, directing all aspects of the school’s athletic training program. She was Head Softball Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University from 1987-1992.
Campbell, originally from Bethlehem, Pa., graduated from Longwood College in Farmville, Va., in 1986 with a degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training, and then earned a Master of Education in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 1987. Campbell is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

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Jeff Heckelman, Public Relations Coordinator, Professional Tennis, USTA
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