Georgia star gymnast named nation's top female athlete

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday June 22, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gymnast Courtney Kupets of Georgia has won theHonda-Broderick Cup, given to the nation's top female college

She received the award Monday at Columbia University. After missing the 2008 postseason with an Achilles' injury, Kupets returned to lead Georgia to its fifth straight NCAA championship. The senior won national titles in the all-around, bars, beam and floor competition. Her four titles tied the record
for a single national meet.

At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Kupets won the silver medal in the team all-around and captured individual bronze in the uneven bars.

Kupets, of Athens, Ga., was among five finalists for the 33rd annual award. Softball great Lisa Fernandez presented her with the cup.

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