Katie Heenan Dodson, a former All-American and Honda Award winner for the University of Georgia, joined the gymnastics staff as a volunteer coach on Tuesday, July 2.
The Georgia gymnastics team completed its season Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas, where it placed last in the first round of the NCAA National Championship. The GymDogs received a score of 196.4625.
Sydney Snead hit play on her phone and “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls came over the speakers in the gymnastics practice facility at Stegeman Coliseum.
The Georgia gymnastics team placed second in the final meet of the NCAA Athens Regional on April 6, but celebrations were fleeting as the GymDogs soon began preparing for their final postseason showing of the year.
The Georgia gymnastics team was in third place heading into its third rotation of the final meet of the NCAA Athens Regional Saturday night. As the GymDogs prepared for bars, they needed to overcome California and place at least second in the meet to advance to the NCAA championship meet.
The No. 8 Georgia gymnastics team punched its ticket to the 2019 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship after recording a season high 198.050 at the Athens Regional Final Saturday night in Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia came in second at the regional behind No. 1 Oklahoma’s 198.475.
Vega built on scores throughout her three events, vault, beam and floor. A powerful Yurchenko full vault tied a career-high 9.9. Vega’s smooth beam routine earned a 9.925. Vega’s electrifying floor exercise tied another career high at 9.975 and rounded out a solid first showing at regionals.
As freshman Rachael Lukacs emerged as one of Georgia’s top performers this season, head coach Courtney Kupets Carter noticed her contributions both on the scoreboard and on the mat.
The 2019 SEC Gymnastics Championship in New Orleans did not go as planned for Georgia. But the GymDogs are now focused on the road to nationals as they prepare to host the NCAA Athens Regional.
The largest crowd in the event’s history caused Georgia to be nervous with a shaky start on beam. LSU fans made the one hour-and-fifteen minute trip from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to watch the Tigers win the SEC championship and Georgia finish in fourth place.
Although the SEC Gymnastics Championship didn’t turn out how the GymDogs had hoped, Rachel Dickson remembered that every tenth counts.
The Georgia gymnastics team came into the SEC Championship seeded No. 3 out of eight teams, and found themselves in fourth place with a score of 197 at the conclusion of Saturday night’s meet in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, falling below Alabama who was seeded No. 5.
NEW ORLEANS — Timing was key for the GymDogs at Friday's practice for the SEC championship. The team worked through all four events in the pod…
This weekend, the Georgia gymnastics team will travel to New Orleans to compete in the SEC championships, but a conference title is not the only thing the GymDogs are after this weekend.