Facilities

The Suzanne Yoculan Gymnastics Center

Not only do Georgia's gymnasts have the opportunity to compete and draw record crowds to Stegeman Coliseum, but they also get to practice in what is undoubtedly is the finest facilities in the nation. Three years ago, the Gym Dogs moved into the state-of-the-art Suzanne Yoculan Gymnastics Center in the Coliseum Training Facility attached to Stegeman Coliseum. The Suzanne Yoculan Gymnastics Center consists of a 16,000 square-foot practice gym in addition to state-of-the-art locker rooms, offices and student-athlete study areas along several other amenities, including a theater style meeting room and a team lounge that make it the best place a college gymnast can train.

"This is so overwhelming," former Georgia gymnastics head coach Yoculan, the namesake of the new center, explained at the dedication ceremony Friday. "I don't know how to describe it, and I don't know how to thank everyone who has been a part of getting this done. I have learned that if you strive for perfection, you reach excellence. That's what we have here today."

The facility, which also houses men's and women's basketball offices and practice gyms, allows the Gym Dogs to move from across campus in the Ramsey Center to train in a top-notch facility attached to Stegeman Coliseum where they hold their home competitions. This is the first time Gym Dogs have had a facility of their own, something Yoculan expressed her team is very thankful for.

"Not that we mind sharing, but it's so nice to have a home of our own for the first time," she said. "We truly have something that Georgia gymnasts past, present and future can be proud of."

*16,000 square-foot practice gym
* 2,200 square-foot locker room
* Large team meeting room
* Self-contained training areas for each apparatus
* Three vaults, two with resi-pit landing areas and one with deep foam pit
* Trench bar
* Four sets of uneven bars
* In-ground trampoline and tramp-bar
* 60-foot rod floor and tumble back leading to resi- or deep foam pit

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