Under coach Suzanne Yoculan and 2004 Olympic medalist Courtney Kupets, the Gym Dogs built a dynasty during the mid-2000s with five straight national titles.
It didn’t last: Yoculan retired, Kupets graduated, and the team has not been the same since.
After a few embarrassing seasons by Georgia gymnastics standards (one in which the team didn’t make it past regionals), second-year head coach Danna Durante has started a turnaround. It may be too little, too soon to call No. 6 Georgia a title contender again, but if sophomores Brittany Rogers (a 2012 Olympian for Canada) and Brandie Jay can lead their team to a podium finish, it would be the first time in the five years since Yoculan’s retirement.
I’d say the Gym Dogs are back, already.
NCAA Semifinal 1 – Georgia 197.3 without Brittany Rogers at full strength. 🙂