In 2005, Cory joined the gymnastics staff as an Administrative Intern. She last competed for the Gym Dogs in the 2004 season.
First-Team All-American on bars and Second-Team on beam. Named All-SEC thanks to first-place finishes on beam and bars at the SEC Championships. Became the first gymnast to score a 10.0 on beam in SEC Championships history and tied the SEC Championships record (which she also tied in 2001) with her 9.95 on beam. Her 10.0 on beam at SECs was the second of her career and fifth in UGA history. Competed on floor for the first time on Senior Night in Athens against Iowa State making it her first all-around of the year...last year she competed 12 all-arounds. Ranked sixth nationally on bars and 20th on beam. Her six scores of 9.95 or better on bars this season are five more than a year ago. At last year's NCAA Regionals in Athens she scored only one 9.9 in her all-around with a 9.925 on vault.
Earned the SEC Athlete of the Week on 1/28 after scoring a 39.550 to win the all-around against Michigan. Against Iowa she posted a season-high 9.975 on bars. Scored the fourth 10.0 in Gym Dog history on beam at home against Alabama. Scored a 39.700 to win the all-around against Auburn, including a season-high 9.925 on floor and 9.925 on vault. At Arkansas she posted the first 10.0 in Barnhill Arena history on the vault. Tied for 2nd on bars at SECs with a 9.900 and tied for 7th on vault at 9.875. Placed second at the Southeast Regional in the all-around with a 39.225. Competed in the all-around in prelims and finals of the NCAA Championships, scoring above a 9.85 on five events.
2002 First-Team All-American on Vault and Beam...2002 Second-Team All-American in the All-Around and on Bars...2002 NCAA North Central Regional Co-Beam Champion...Continued her consistency and excellence vs. Nebraska (Jan. 6) where she delivered three scores of 9.9 or higher (bars-9.9, beam-9.9, floor-9.925) and also captured the all-around title with a 39.525...Had a stellar meet at the SEC Challenge (Jan. 11) placing first on beam with a 9.9, tying for fifth on floor with a 9.925, and placing third in the all-around with a 39.325...Had the best meet of her career vs. UCLA (Jan. 13) scoring her first perfect 10 on vault, 9.925s on both bars and floor, and a 9.95 on beam...Her all-around score of a 39.8 vs. UCLA (Jan. 13) ties the second-highest all-around score in Gym Dog history with Kim Arnold...Posted her third score of a 9.9 or higher on bars vs. Alabama (Jan. 18) where she tied for first-place with a 9.9...Continued her winning streak on beam vs. Alabama (Jan. 18) where she placed first for the fourth time with a 9.875...Placed first on bars (9.875) and beam (9.95) at Auburn (Jan. 25)...Had an amazing competition at Maryland (Jan. 27) in front on many family fans, where she scored two perfect 10s, the first one of the season on bars, and the second one in 2002 on vault...Both earned her first-place finishes...Also scored a 9.9 on beam at Maryland, which marked her fifth score of the season of a 9.9 or higher, scored a 9.875 on floor, and recorded her second highest all-around total and the third highest in UGA history of a 39.775...Tied for second on vault vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 1) with a 9.925, and placed first on bars for the fourth consecutive week with a 9.95...Earned the fourth highest all-around in Georgia school history (39.75) vs. Kentucky, winning vault (9.975), bars (9.95), beam (9.95), and placing fourth on floor with a 9.875...Despite a fall on vault at Michigan (Feb. 10), came through with strong scores on bars (9.875) and beam (9.9)...Tied for third on vault vs. Alabama (Feb. 15) with a 9.925, marking the fifth time she has scored a 9.925 or higher on the event...Added another all-around title at Florida (Mar. 1) scoring a 39.3, which included 9.8s on vault and beam, a 9.875 on bars, and 9.825 on floor...Captured the bar title once again vs. LSU (Mar. 8) with a 9.925, marking the seventh time she has scored a 9.9 or higher on the event this season...Placed fourth in the all-around at SECs (3/23) with a 39.225, and also tied for seventh on vault (9.8), 15th on bars (9.825), and eighth on floor (9.85)...Became the 2002 NCAA North Central Regional Co-Beam Champion with a 9.9 on the event (Apr. 6)...Tied for first on vault with a 9.925, and tied for second on beam with a 9.9 at the preliminaries of the NCAA Nationals, each earning her First Team All-American honors...Tied for third on bars and fourth on beam at the Super Six earning a 9.9 and a 9.925 respectively.
SEC Freshman of the Year...2001 First-Team All-SEC.. 2001 NCAA Vault Champion...2001 First-Team All-American on Vault, Beam, and Floor...Became the 14th Georgia gymnast to win a combined 26 NCAA individual titles when she won the NCAA vault title (Apr. 21)...Fritzinger became the first freshman to win an NCAA individual title for Georgia since both Hope Spivey (vault, floor, all-around) and Kelly Macy (bars) accomplished the feat in 1991...Concluded the regular season ranked No. 8 in the nation in the all-around and No. 5 in bars...Scored a 9.9 or higher on bars 11 times, including a perfect 10.0 vs. North Carolina (Jan. 26) and a 9.975 vs. Michigan (Feb. 10)...Sensational debut as a Gym Dog was punctuated by a second-place finish in the all-around at the Super Six Challenge (Jan. 6)... Her 39.175 all-around score at the Super Six Challenge was at the time the highest mark ever for a Georgia gymnast competing in her first meet...Became the first freshman Gym Dog to score a 10.0 since Karin Lichey in 1996, when she nailed a perfect score on bars vs. North Carolina (Jan. 26)...Was named the SEC's Gymnast of the Week following performance vs. Alabama (Mar. 3). In that meet Fritzinger placed first in the all-around (39.625), first on bars (9.95), set a then-career high (9.925) on beam, and set a career-high on floor exercise (9.95)...Delivered a career performance at the SEC Championships, becoming the first freshman to capture the SEC All-Around title since former Gym Dog Leah Brown accomplished the feat in 1994...Fritzinger scored a 39.7 in the all-around to go along with top honors on both the bars (9.95) and beam (9.95) in addition to a second-place vault finish (9.9) and a fifth-place floor finish (9.95)...Scored a 9.9 or higher on beam five times in 2001, including a career-best 9.95 at the SEC Championships (Mar. 23).
Competed for Excalibur in Virginia Beach, Va...Recorded a 10th-place finish in the all-around at the 1998 USA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind...Strong showing netted a third-place finish on the bars at the 1998 Romania International Invitational in Ploisti, Romania...Competed in the 1998 DTB Pokal meet in Stuttgart, Germany...Finished 15th in the all-around at the 2000 USA Championships in St. Louis, Mo...Coached by Jim and Dena Walker.
Daughter of Cliff and Gayle Fritzinger...Has one sister, Lindsey (13)...Born March 27, 1982 in Virginia Beach, Va...Major is Speech Communications...Enjoys shopping, hunting, and watching WWF Wrestling and NASCAR...Favorite athletes are the late Dale Earnhardt and his son Dale Jr...Favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees...nickname is Shicola...Full name is Cory Michelle Fritzinger.
|Cory Fritzinger 2004 Meet-by-Meet|
|Season and Career Bests|
|2004 Season Best||9.875||9.975||10.0||9.300||38.350|