On May 9, 2017, Courtney Kupets Carter took over as the head coach of the Georgia gymnastics program.
Due to concern over the spread of COVID-19, all spring sporting events were canceled on March 17. Despite many seasons being halted abruptly, there were still plenty of game-changing performances across the spring semester.
Rachel Dickson and Sabrina Vega, the two seniors on the 2020 GymDogs roster, showcased remarkable skills, achieved high scores and earned significant titles and honors competing for Georgia.
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Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 and containment efforts made by the SEC and NCAA, the Georgia gymnastics’ team experienced multiple ups and downs during the shortened 2020 season.
Due to increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the SEC announced on Wednesday that conference sports events — including all Georgia sports events — will be closed to the public from Thursday, March 12 through March 30.
Georgia gymnastics posted another low late-season score on Saturday night, finishing with a 196.05 against rival No. 8 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
A much-anticipated meet for Georgia gymnastics against Florida turned into disappointment by the end of Friday night, as Georgia’s multiple falters and unstuck landings contributed to poor scores in each event.
Georgia gymnastics will host rival Florida on Friday at Stegeman Coliseum. GymDog sophomore Rachel Baumann’s older sister, Alyssa, competes for the Gators.
While their injuries have a large impact on the GymDogs’ lineup, Rachel Dickson and Amanda Cashman are pieces of a larger problem affecting NCAA gymnastics.
Despite their tri-meet winning score of 197.075 on Feb. 14, the GymDogs faced challenges from injuries that forced changes within the lineups. These changes could potentially be points of concern for the remainder of the season.
As a sophomore, Rachael Lukacs is one of Georgia’s two all-around gymnasts. Before competing at Georgia however, Lukacs shared her time between wrestling and gymnastics mats.
Despite suffering multiple injuries during the week and being forced to make changes to every event’s lineup, Georgia gymnastics took home a first-place 197.075.
Georgia football signed its second No. 1 ranked recruiting class in three years. Both women’s and men’s basketball lost to SEC opponents, and softball won with ease on its opening weekend.