May 31, 2013
WACO, Texas - Coming off a stellar season helping Baylor to its first Big 12 Championship title, sophomore forward Bri Campos has been invited to Mexico's U-20 National Team camp in Mexico City.
The camp is scheduled for June 3-9 as Mexico continues to progress its roster in preparation for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. If Campos does well enough in showcasing her talent on the national level, she will have a chance to earn another invite to future camps with the team.
"We are really excited for Bri and this opportunity she has ahead of her," said Baylor Co-Head Coach Paul Jobson. "A goal of hers has been to make the national team and she has worked extremely hard and is now another step closer to attaining her goal. Her efforts on the field for Baylor this past year have given her an opportunity to showcase herself at the next level and we couldn't be happier for her."
In 24 matches as a freshman in 2012 for the Bears, Campos made 22 starts and ranked fourth on the team in points with 10. She tallied four assists and three goals, two of which were game-winners. Along the way, she was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Oct. 9 and earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.
"It's always been a goal of mine," Campos said. "I wasn't expecting this to happen this soon but I'm excited. I am very grateful for the opportunity and can't wait to get out there. It'll be nice to have fun and learn to play at a different level. Hopefully I'll bring it back to Baylor and keep growing and be able to play under pressure in any circumstance."
Baylor begins the 2013 season with a home match against UTSA on Aug. 23. Along with seven newcomers, the Bears return 24 players from the historic 2012 team that won Baylor's first Big 12 Championship title, posted the best record in program history (19-1-5) and advanced further in the NCAA Championship (Third Round) than any other BU team.