Georgia College Announces Faculty Associates for 2014-15

 By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College athletic department is pleased to announce the faculty associates for the 2014-15 academic year.

“The faculty associates program is a tremendous asset to both our tennis teams,” said tennis head coach Steve Barsby. “The involvement of them both at the matches and outside the tennis courts has been a huge plus for us.  They help with academic advice and get to know our players on a personal level which makes our player’s experience that much better during their time at GC.”

The Faculty Associate Program began in 2010 and was developed to build a stronger relationship between the academia of Georgia College and GC Athletics. A faculty member represents every Georgia College athletic program, and will be able to attend team practices, games, and team events. The Faculty Associates Program will allow the faculty advisor an inside look at Georgia College Athletics and the life of a GC athlete.  

Here are the Faculty Associates for 2014-15:

Men’s Tennis- Dr. Kevin Elder (Information Systems)

Women’s Tennis- Dr. Steven Elliot-Gower (Political Science)

Baseball- Dr. Jason Rich (Political Science)

Soccer- Dr. Harriet Whipple (Biology)

Softball- Dr. Cynthia Orms (Accounting)

Golf- Dr. Tom Moore (Accounting)

Men’s Basketball- Dr. Sally Humphries (Information Systems & Computer Science)

Women’s Basketball- Dr. Catherine Whelan (Accounting)

Cross Country- Dr. Leslie Moore (Nursing)

Volleyball- Dr. Jeff Turner (Outdoor Education)

“Our faculty associate representatives are a vital part to the success of our athletic programs in the classroom as well as on the court,” said women’s basketball head coach Maurice Smith. “They do an outstanding job by being a liaison between student athletes and various departments on our campus.  They also provide constant support, encouragement, and guidance to our student athletes. They help our student athletes enjoy the intercollegiate athletics experience. We are very appreciative of our faculty associate representatives here at Georgia College.”

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 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 @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook 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.