5th straight National Title for UGA Gymnastics

NCAA Gymnastics Championships

UGA gymnastics wins 5th straight national title

For the Journal-Constitution

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lincoln, Neb. — No regrets. That is what Georgia gymnastics coach Suzanne Yoculan told her team going into the 2009 Gymnastics Championships, compete without any regrets.

She didn’t say it, but everyone familiar with the Georgia program knew the only regret they would have would be if they didn’t win the national title.

How could they possibly send Yoculan, the sport’s most dynamic and successful coach, into retirement with a loss? They couldn’t, and they didn’t. The Gym Dogs won the 2009 NCAA title in the Bob Devaney Sports Complex with a 197.825. Rival and SEC champion Alabama was second with a 197.575 followed by Utah (197.425), Florida (196.725), Arkansas (196.475) and LSU (196.375). The victory is Georgia’s fifth consecutive national title and 10th overall. The 10 ties Utah for the most for a program. In addition, the five in a row ties Utah (1982-86) for the most consecutive NCAA titles won by a school.