UGA Women’s Gymnastics: GymDogs Open 2018 at Alabama

MEET NOTES

Meet Information:
Georgia (0-0) at No. 4 Alabama (0-1)
Friday, Jan. 12, 2017 | 8:30 p.m. ET | Coleman Coliseum | Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Watch: SEC Network (John Roethlisberger- PxP, Alicia Sacramone Quinn- Analyst, Lauren Sisler- Reporter)
Live Scoring: http://gado.gs/8bv

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia gymnastics team is set to begin its 2018 campaign on Friday, January 12 at No. 4 Alabama on the SEC Network at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The meet will kick off the first season for the GymDogs under head coach Courtney Kupets Carter.

“We are so excited to start the season,” Kupets Carter said. “This team might not feel the contention as much as I do because it was more of a rivalry back then.  They’re going to feel my energy with that.  I’ve come in to the gym all week with a pep in my step and the team has fed off of that.  I’m excited. They’re ready. We 100-percent believe in their capabilities and that’s our message to them- we believe in them and we want them to believe in themselves.”

The GymDogs and Crimson Tide were familiar opponents a year ago, as the two teams met three times throughout the season.  The teams met once during the regular season and twice during the postseason with Alabama claiming the wins.

All-time, Georgia leads the series against Alabama by an 80-62-2 tally.

The GymDogs have a quick turnaround following Friday’s meet as Georgia will face top-ranked Oklahoma in its home opener on Monday, January 15 at 2 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.

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