Showing posts with label courtney kupets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label courtney kupets. Show all posts

Friday, October 16, 2009

Kupets: Seven 10's, 2009 Sportswoman of the Year

Damn right, Courtney Kupets.

Image: UGA sports communications staff (galleries).

The official announcement:
NEW YORK --- Former Georgia gymnast Courtney Kupets received the Sportswoman of the Year Award for individual sport athletes Tuesday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. She was honored at the Women's Sports Foundation's 30th Annual Salute to Women In Sports Dinner.

As a senior in 2009, Kupets led Georgia to its fifth straight NCAA Championship title, and she won the all-around, bars, beam and floor individual competitions. She became the first gymnast ever to win a national title in all four events and received five First-Team All-America honors, making a total of 15 for her career, the maximum for only competing three years.

Kupets is the all-time NCAA leader with nine individual championships and was named SEC Athlete of the Year, as well as the AAI National, NCAA Southeast Regional and SEC Gymnast of the Year. Kupets became the third Gym Dog ever to record a 10.0 in all four events, and she had seven 10.0s in 2009, including three at the NCAAs.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gym Dawgs: Bascially like your PlayStation football dynasty, except real and much, much cooler

Now that some time has passed since the Gym Dawgs won their FOURTH STRAIGHT NATIONAL TITLE, despite losing one of the team's EIGHT All Americans to injury, it's time to ask: Where does this dynasty rank among the most dominant teams in the history of collegiate sports?

We're out of my wheelhouse on this one (which has seldom stopped me), but does UCLA's basketball dominance (7 titles in a row from 66-73) top this? When you consider that the SEC is arguably the dominant conference for women's gymnastics, and Florida, LSU and Alabama placed 4th, 5th and 6th at this year's NCAA Championships.

I can't say. I see that Utah won five gymnastics National Titles from 1982 to 1986. So perhaps this is a better question, from T. Kyle King:
How does one thank a senior class that will graduate having never known a season which didn't result in a national championship?

I think I'll start by buying a T-shirt.

And also by cribbing off of USA Today, via the senator:
“You should have seen that list of the top 10 coaches in the SEC in that Alabama newspaper,” Yoculan says, referring to a list by a Mobile Press-Register columnist. “I’m No. 10. (Football coach) Tommy Tuberville of Auburn is No. 9. How many national championships has he won?”

For the record, Coach Yoculan has nine. Mr. Tuberville, does not.