UGA Wins 5th Straight NCAA Gymnastics Championship!

NC Nighthawk@NC Nighthawk (my Xbox gamertag)Analyst IApril 18, 2009

Is “five-peat” even a word?

No. But it just happened.

The  Georgia Bulldogs won their fifth straight NCAA team title and tenth total, at the 2009 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships  at the University of Nebraska.

Yes, the UGA gymnastics team achieved a five-peat.

Georgia gymnastics coach Suzanne Yoculan retires, ending a coaching career the best way imaginable.

Talking about championship statistics!

Yoculan leaves with 10 NCAA titles, 16 SEC titles, and 21 regional titles. Her Georgia Bulldogs gymnastics teams have had 33 individual champions under her guidance. 

And this is just in: Yoculan has coached teams to 20 top-four finishes in the past 22 seasons!

Talkng about domination!

One word: dynasty.

Since scores and statistics are not paraphrase-friendly and as reported first at

The Bulldogs got a total of 197.825 after scoring a 49.625 on vault, a 49.425 on uneven bars, a 49.200 on balance beam, and a 49.575 on floor exercise.

Alabama came second with a 197.575 and Utah placed third with a 197.425.  Rounding out the last three slots were Florida, Arkansas, and LSU, with scores of 196.725, 196.475, and 196.375.

UGA had the event's high scores on vault, uneven bars, and floor exercise, while Alabama peaked the field on balance beam with a 49.325.

Courtney Kupets, a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympic Games, who won her third career all-around title on the first day of competition, led the Bulldogs with scores of 10.00 on vault and uneven bars, and she posted a 9.950 on balance beam and floor exercise.

And the NCAA Championships concluded on Saturday, April 18, 2009, with the individual event finals at 7 p.m. EST.



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