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The NCAA Pacific Athletic Conference (PAC-10) has released a series of commercials celebrating 25 years of women’s sports in their conference. One focuses on the fans, one on the athletes and my personal favorite – one on the impact of the victories – big or small – on the next generation of student athletes. Click to play below or watch on YouTube.

WomenTalkSports highlighted the athlete video which is narrated by Natalie Coughlin. There is also one celebrating the PAC-10 fans. Check out all three videos, they really are very powerful.

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Jun
06

What Colleges Look For in a Recruit

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Got your sights set on doing your sport at a college level? How do you know what a college is looking for in a student-athlete? The super gymnastics resource site, Gymnastike, has loads of interviews with college gymnastics coaches from across the nation on what colleges are looking for in a recruit, the college recruiting process and the process from the perspective of a parent.

Gymnastics Videos on Gymnastike

Whether you are a prospective college gymnast or other prospective college athlete in another sport, these videos will help you start getting organized, give you some insight into the college athletics experience and let you know what coaches are looking for.

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Gymnast Courtney Kupets University of Georgia gymnast, Courtney Kupets was named the NCAA Female Athlete of the Year today winning the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup. Courtney came back from a torn Achilles tendon in her junior year to lead the Gymdogs to a fifth straight NCAA team title and she won the all around, bars, beam and floor titles as well.

Additionally, Kupets is the all-time NCAA leader with nine individual championships and was named SEC, AAI National Senior and NCAA Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year.

The other finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup were:

  • Connecticut’s Renee Montgomery (basketball)
  • Colorado’s Jennifer Barringer (track and field)
  • Penn State’s Nicole Fawcett (volleyball)
  • Washington’s Danielle Lawrie (softball)

Courtney is one of the many gymnasts appearing in as characters or stunt doubles for the new TV series, Make It or Break It which has a gymnastics drama storyline. The series premiers June 22 on ABC Family.

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