Emory DPT II Student Wins the Gold at the 2009 World Games!!


Deb Cussen, a second-year DPT student at Emory, participated in the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei, as a member of the U.S. Ultimate Frisbee Team during July 19-21. After many games and tough opponents, the U.S team won the gold medal.

Over 100 athletes from across the nation applied to be a member of the co-ed National Ultimate Frisbee Team. 20 members were chosen and of these, thirteen participated in the Flying Disc competition at the World Games. Deb was chosen to be one of the thirteen who competed at the Games. She found a way to balance the demands of training and competition, including traveling to multiple practices and games and making the trip to Kaohsiung, with the DPT class schedule and coursework.

Deb made a significant contribution to the U.S. team gold medal with four goals and two assists during the Games. Deb said the experience was amazing, and she appreciates the support from Emory DPT faculty and classmates who helped make it possible for her to pursue this opportunity.

Congratulations to Deb and the U.S. Ultimate Frisbee Team!!