Kupets an inspiration to future Gym Dogs

Congratulations to Gym Dogs star Courtney Kupets, named the 2009 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year as the winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup today in a ceremony at Columbia University in New York. Kupets, the all-time NCAA leader with nine individual championships, is the first UGA athlete to win the cup and only the second gymnast.

Never has the oft-used analogy about raising the bar for those who follow been more applicable than in talking about Kupets’ stellar career. She should provide great inspiration for future UGA gymnasts.

But even with a change in head coaches as Jay Clark takes over from retiring legend Suzanne Yoculan, UGA’s gymnastics program seems up to the challenge. As they like to say in football circles, the Gym Dogs don’t recruit, they reload.

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June 22nd, 2009
3:27 pm

Courtney Kupets is easily among the top five greatest athletes ever to matriculate in Athens-my suggestions:

1. Herschel Walker
2. Dominique Wilkins
3. Courtney Kuppets
4. Charlie Trippi
5. David Pollack


June 22nd, 2009
3:31 pm

Thanks for the acknowledgement, Bill. Congrats to Courtney! What an incredible achievement.


June 22nd, 2009
3:37 pm

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me.

Way to go Courtney! The Bulldawg Nation roars!

YellerSkeeters are PeterEaters!

June 22nd, 2009
11:12 pm

That’s a great story! And, with UGA being ranked 9th overall & All-Time for College Football, its a great day! Skeeters, where you at — oh yeh, 22nd! Suck on that Nancy Boys!


June 23rd, 2009
10:12 am

Pound for pound nobody will beat a top gymnast. Just go ask the Dawgs football team.
CONGRATS Courtney!!!!Gooooo Dawgs!!!


July 2nd, 2009
2:51 am

Congratulations and success! You dare to try new things
hopefully useful for us who want healthy!