Identity of ‘Peach Bowl Girl’ from Ohio State-Georgia game revealed


College athlete Catherine Gurd opened 2023 with a new moniker.

Gurd ushered in the new year on Saturday by going viral all over the World after attending the Football Playoff semifinal match in College played between Ohio State and Georgia. The Xavier University lacrosse player was featured on the broadcast, with someone later posting on the TikTok, “Someone find me this girl from Ohio State… for the love of god.”

In a video clip that was shared Monday on her own TikTok account, Catherine Gurd confirmed internet speculation that she was the “Peach Bowl Girl” in question, captioning a clip, “When you kick off 2023 with a new name.”

Gurd previously addressed the attention she received in an earlier TikTok clip, playfully writing, “POV your 3 seconds on tv somehow makes you go viral.”

Elsewhere on social media, Gurd — who boasts 23,000 Instagram followers and counting — recapped the eventful night in a post on Sunday, when she shared the now-infamous screenshot of herself.

“Buckeyes forever,” she captioned the snap. 

The Buckeyes suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Bulldogs in the Peach Bowl, when Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles missed what would have been a game-winning, 50-yard field goal. Georgia topped Ohio State, 42-41, and punched its ticket to the national championship game.

Georgia will face TCU on Monday in Los Angeles following the Horned Frogs’ Fiesta Bowl win over the Michigan Wolverines this past Saturday.

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