However, due to an International Federation of Gymnastics rule allowing only two athletes per country to participate in each event final, Sacramone was unable to compete for a beam medal, because teammates Liukin and Shawn Johnson qualified ahead of her.
In the team final, she competed on vault, beam and floor, earning scores of 15.750, 15.600 and 15.325, respectively. National Team Coordinator, Márta Károlyi, suggested that Sacramone forgo NCAA competition during the 2007–08 season to concentrate on her preparations for the 2008 Olympics.
When the American team faltered after a difficult beam rotation, in which two gymnasts made major errors, Sacramone gathered the team for a pep talk to refocus them for floor. In the 2007–08 academic year, Sacramone continued to work with the Brown gymnastics team as a volunteer assistant coach.
She remained a student at Brown, concentrated in sociology, but took the spring 2008 semester off to prepare for the Olympics.
At the 2005 National Championships, Sacramone won the individual titles on floor and vault, scoring a 9.9 on floor, and placed third on the balance beam and fourth in the all-around.
During the preliminary round at the World Championships, Sacramone qualified for the event finals on floor and vault and contributed to the top-qualifying position of the American team.
She also posted a score on beam that would have been high enough to qualify her to the beam final.
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