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Atlanta Thrashers

Atlanta Thrashers

In their first preseason game of 2006-7, the Thrashers beat the Florida Panthers six to three. In this photo, the Thrashers' Ilya Kovalchuk (right) scores his second goal of the night.

Atlanta Thrashers

Atlanta Thrashers

In their final home game of the 2005-6 season on April 15, the Thrashers beat the Boston Bruins four to three. This photo shows the Atlanta team celebrating its fourth and game-winning goal.

State Farm Arena

State Farm Arena

State Farm Arena (formerly Phillips Arena), in the heart of downtown Atlanta, was home to the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999 to 2011. The venue hosts concerts and other sporting events and can seat as many as 18,750 people. 

Photograph by Doug Waldron 

Bryan “Bitsy” Grant

Bryan “Bitsy” Grant

Bryan "Bitsy" Grant, a native of Atlanta, was a champion tennis player during the 1930s. In both 1935 and 1936, he was ranked as the third best player in the world, and he won the U.S. Championships (later the U.S. Open) three times.

Women’s Swim Team

Women’s Swim Team

The 2005-6 women's swim team at the University of Georgia pose at the beginning of the season. In 2005 the team won an NCAA championship, the fourth in the team's history.

Courtesy of University of Georgia Sports Communications

Ramsey Student Center

Ramsey Student Center

The Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities has been home to the University of Georgia swimming and diving teams since 1995. The center's swimming facilities are housed in the Gabrielsen Natatorium, which features a 50-meter competition pool, a diving pool, and seats for 2,000 spectators.

Courtesy of University of Georgia Photographic Services

1952 Men’s Swim Team

1952 Men’s Swim Team

The men's swim team at the University of Georgia won the SEC conference championship in 1952 for the second consecutive year. The team would bring home another championship in 1955.

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

1999 Gym Dogs

1999 Gym Dogs

The University of Georgia gymnastics team won its fifth national title in 1999. The Gym Dogs, coached by Suzanne Yoculan, won their first national title in 1987.

Courtesy of University of Georgia Sports Communications

2005 Gym Dogs

2005 Gym Dogs

The University of Georgia gymnastics team, known as the Gym Dogs, won the national title in 2005 for the sixth time in its history. The 2005 team also received a total of seventeen all-American honors.

Photograph by John Kelley

Suzanne Yoculan

Suzanne Yoculan

Suzanne Yoculan became the head coach for the University of Georgia Gym Dogs in 1984, and she retired in 2009. Named the NCAA coach of the year five times during her tenure at Georgia, Yoculan led the team to ten national titles and sixteen Southeastern Conference titles.

Courtesy of University of Georgia Sports Communications

Gym Dogs at Home

Gym Dogs at Home

Pre-meet entertainment takes place in Stegeman Coliseum, where home meets of the University of Georgia gymnastics team are held. Student support for the Gym Dogs is among the highest of any college gymnastics team in the nation, and home meets regularly sell out.

Courtesy of University of Georgia Sports Communications