Gym Dog takes two national titles

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Gym Dog takes two national titles

Photo by: David & Kevin Knoef

Senior Kat Ding capped her college career by winning NCAA titles on the uneven bars and floor exercise. The titles are the 39th and 40th in Georgia history, the most of any team. The Gym Dogs have won 14 individual NCAA titles in the last six years.

It was the second straight NCAA bars title for Ding, from Sparks, Nev., who becomes the eighth gymnast in Georgia history to win national titles in multiple years and the first to win back-to-back crowns on an individual event since 1993. Ding joins former gymnasts Courtney Kupets (2006, 2007, 2009), Kim Arnold (1998), Heather Stepp (1993), Hope Spivey (1991) and Corrinne Wright (1989) as the only Gym Dogs to win more than one national title in the same year.

Ding finishes her career at Georgia as a three-time NCAA champion, two-time SEC champion, six-time All-American and member of the 2009 national champion Gym Dogs.