Top Utah gymnast happy with this season’s accomplishments

Posted at 10:33 PM, Feb 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-17 09:29:10-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- University of Utah’s gymnastics team, the Red Rocks, is currently ranked no. 4 in the country, and the team has one of the nation’s best gymnasts.

Georgia Dabritz is in her final season with the Red Rocks and said she is not the gymnast she was when she came to Utah from Massachusetts three years ago.

"I feel that I have a lot of experience this year," Dabritz said about her current season. "Last year I don't think I would have said that even though I was a junior and I had competed all three years. I think this year I am way more comfortable out there on the floor and because I have so much experience out there I just have more confidence and I think it's showing."

Dabritz spent four weeks as the no. 1 all-around gymnast in the country. She’s still ranked no. 1 on floor, no. 2 on vault, and no. 3 on bars.

Dabritz said that even though she does not try to look at the rankings she is proud of where she is now.

"It is a little bit of a confidence booster. I try not to focus so much on the rankings and stuff like that, but it does boost my confidence a little bit and helps me keep pushing," the gymnast said.

Co-head coach Megan Marsden is proud of Dabritz and her accomplishments.

"She is not only a great dancer, but her tumbling is the best in the country in my opinion," Marsden said of Dabritz. "There are few triples in college gymnastics at all, and usually if you do see a triple, it's the first pass. Georgia finishes with it, and that is extremely difficult. I think a lot of athletes in the NCAA, their hats go off to Georgia because they know how difficult that is."

Dabritz wanted to make it clear that she has not always been this talented but acknowledges she has accomplished great things.

"I have accomplished a lot this season. You know, the past three years have been a lot of progression for me," Dabritz said about her overall career. "I am proud of myself and what I accomplished this season. We still have a lot more to go, so I have a lot more to prove."

Marsden has enjoyed her experience coaching with Dabritz.

"She obviously is trying to finish her career doing great things and it's been a lot of fun to ride her coat tails and enjoy it," Marsden said.

The Red Rocks will be at home this weekend to take on the Stanford Cardinal.