Georgia hires former star Kupets Carter as gymnastics coach

ATHENS, GA. (AP) - Former Georgia gymnastics standout Courtney Kupets Carter has been named the team's coach.
 
Kupets Carter helped Georgia win four national championships and was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2014. At Georgia, in 2009 she won the Honda Broderick Cup as the nation's top female student-athlete in all sports.
 
Former longtime coach Suzanne Yoculan Leebern, who won 10 national championships at Georgia, will serve as a volunteer coach on Kupets Carter's staff.
 
Kupets Carter replaces Danna Durante, who was fired after Georgia finished 12th of 12 teams at this year's NCAA championship.
 
Athletic director Greg McGarity said that Kupets Carter "knows the heritage of our program and what it takes to compete at the highest levels."
 
Kupets Carter won a bronze medal on uneven bars on the U.S. 2004 Olympic team which won a silver medal.
 
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