When the season started, Coach Yoculan was worried about Georgia's depth. It is amazing to see how far the team has come, because they can easily manage a 198.000 without Courtney Kupets. Suzanne, Jay, Julie, Doug and Karin know how to get these girls prepared, fired up and confident for the post season.
Georgia's Road To A 198.000 With Their New Lineup
This is very doable for the team on vault. Megan Dowlen has been looking good in practice and is expected to lead the team off on the event. Dowlen knows how to pull out clutch vaults under pressure (9.875 at 2006 Super 6 Finals and 9.900 at 2007 NCAAs.) Heenan, McComb and Tolnay are all capable of 9.950+ on the event and are likely All-Americans on the apparatus.
These scores are very possible for the team. Jay Clark hammers handstands and stuck dismounts all year, which has a way of paying off in the post season. Their routine composition and execution are flawless. Courtney McCool came back just in the nick of time and her score can really help to escalate the scores of Grace Taylor and Katie Heenan. Grace has been solid all year, but her scores have proven that she will likely reach 9.950+ if she rips the interior and sticks the dismount.
Moving Katie into the fifth spot will help her to have enough time to mentally prepare after the Uneven Bars. She's felt a bit rushed at times this season and the team needs a stuck routine from her. Mauro has proven to be a solid scorer and has been first up a number of times this season. With the lineup now set, the team has a number of meets to find its rhythm.
Floor is the event where losing Kupets will impact the team the least. Their performers have proven themselves numerous times throughout the year and one can only imagine what they'll be capable of delivering in front of their fans during the NCAA Super Six Finals.
With so many performers, losing Kupets enabled the coaches to solidify the lineup so they can start practicing during their twice-weekly inter squads.