At the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 30th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Dinner, former Georgia gymnast Courtney Kupets received the Sportswoman of the Year Award for individual sport athletes. The dinner took place October 13 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Kupets, who was a senior in 2009, led Georgia to its fifth straight NCAA Championship title, and won the all-around, bars, beam and floor individual competitions. She became the first gymnast ever to win a national title in all four events and received five First-Team All-America honors, making a total of 15 for her career, the maximum for only competing three years.
According to the University of Georgia website, Head Coach Jay Clark said, "It was a great night and a great honor for Courtney and our program as a whole. It was a who’s who of female athletes and former female athletes in New York and it was great for her to be able to share the stage with them. It was a tremendous honor for her personally and we are awfully proud of her."
Clark and former Georgia coach Suzanne Yoculan were on hand to see Kupets receive the award.
Jessie Vetter from the U.S. women’s ice hockey team was presented the Sportswoman of the Year Award for team sport athletes.
Kupets is a two-time World Championships medalist (2002 and 2003) and 2004 Olympic silver medalist for team and bronze medalist for uneven bars.