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Gymnast Courtney Kupets named first female athlete of year by Touchdown Club

The Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio, named UGA junior gymnast Courtney Kupets as its first-ever Female Athlete of the Year.

“This is a great honor for Courtney, especially as the inaugural recipient of this prestigious award,” said Suzanne Yoculan, head gymnastics coach. “Any award that Courtney gets is well deserved. She is a great athlete and a remarkable individual in all phases of life.”

Kupets captured her second NCAA All-Around title last year in leading the Gym Dogs to their third consecutive national championship. Also a two-time medalist in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Kupets has earned five NCAA individual titles in just two seasons. At her current pace, she is set to become the most dominant female gymnast in NCAA history.

Both Kupets and Yoculan will be in attendance to accept the award during the 53rd Touchdown Club of Columbus awards banquet on Feb. 9.