Olympian Brittany Rogers To Join Gym Dogs In January
Aug. 29, 2012
ATHENS-----Brittany Rogers, who was a member of the Canadian gymnastics team at the 2012 London Olympics, will enroll at the University of Georgia in January and be eligible to compete during the 2013 season.
“We're excited about the strong freshman class we have this year,” head coach Danna Durante said. “We’re really looking forward to Brittany to joining our team in January. Anysia, Brandie and Mary Beth are already on campus working hard and preparing for the 2013 season. As a staff, we love their energy and commitment to Georgia and our program.”
Rogers helped the Canadian team earn a spot in the team final for the first time in a non-boycotted Olympic Games in July. She also qualified for the individual vault finals in London.
“Brittany's international experience and her competitiveness will fit perfectly with this team,” Durante said. “We already have so many strong competitors and the team experience in London really made an impact on Brittany. We are all thrilled that she chose the University of Georgia to continue her gymnastics career and can't wait for arrival in December.”
Rogers placed third overall in the Canadian Olympic Trials in June to secure one of five spots on the team’s Olympic roster. She placed first on bars and vault on the opening day of competition and finished second on bars and fourth on beam on the final day. Rogers also took home a silvermedal on vault and finished sixth in the all-around at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships in May. She placed fourth in the all-around in 2011 and won asilver medal on vault at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Croatia.