April 10, 2009

Bobcat Men’s Basketball Wins First PBC Team Sportsmanship Award

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - At the beginning of the school year, the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its addition of a team sportsmanship award, honoring a team from each of the conference's 12 championship sports. The Georgia College & State University men's basketball team was chosen as the inaugural men's basketball honoree.

"When I got the call from (athletic director) Jud Damon that we had won this honor I was incredibly proud," said head coach Terry Sellers. "For us to be the first program to win this award is truly special. We have an outstanding group of young men that conduct themselves in the right way both on and off the court, and it's definitely in our recruitment philosophy to seek out those types of ballplayers. We plan to contend for this honor each and every season."

The program presents an award following each championship season to the team in that sport that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class. The team award is selected by other teams who compete in that sport. Points are awarded based on how each team finished in the voting and in June, the institution with the highest totals will receive the ‘PBC Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award.'

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