by Brian DeCandia
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Want to witness the Georgia College basketball three point competitions and see fellow classmates rise above the rim? Be sure to be at the Centennial Center Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. for Midnight Madness. The 2010-11 Bobcat basketball schedule poster will be available for the first time with limited supplies, so be sure to get there early!
Once inside, the program will honor its Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Champions in golf and baseball, as well as hold the three-point shootouts and dunk contest prior to the intersquad scrimmages at midnight.
The Georgia College women’s basketball team is excited to announce their split rosters and participants in the three point competition at Midnight Madness. The three-point participants will be Mandi Dudish (Snellville, Ga.), Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.), Ashleigh Fox (Lilburn, Ga.) and Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.).
Dudish shot .328, Huffin shot .321, Fox shot .400 and Jordan shot .372 from beyond the arc in 2009-10. This has the makings for a heated battle so come to the Centennial Center to root for your favorite Bobcat.
The green team, coached by Dr. John Lindsay from the Psychology Department, will consist of Karisma Boykin (Carroltton, Ga.), Huffin, Fox, Abby Slocumb, Kaila Parham (Savannah, Ga.), Tammeisha Law (Athens, Ga.) and Molly Johnson (Marietta, Ga.).
The white team, coached by firefighter Rick Jones, will be made up of Amanda Irwin (Hiawassee, Ga.), Jordan, Dudish, Jessica Baker (Snellville, Ga.), Caroline Edmond (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.).
The Bobcat men’s basketball three-point and dunk contest competitors have also been announced. The three-point contest competitors consist of Ryan Lively (Cumming, Ga.), Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.), Ryan Legates (Marietta, Ga.) and Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.). The dunk contest competitors are Nate Hamilton (Snellville, Ga.), Jared Holmes (Indianapolis, Ind.), Mike Augustine (Waterloo, Ill.) and Aaron Robinson (Lawrenceville, Ga.).
Serving as the annual kickoff to the Bobcat basketball season, Georgia College holds the annual high-energy Midnight Madness event to introduce Bobcat Nation to the basketball teams, having a lot of fun in the process.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball programs recorded 20-win seasons in 2009-10, each taking the PBC West Division Championship. The men’s hoops squad also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/GCSUBobcats and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.