MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce its 2009 class for the Georgia College Athletic Hall of Fame. Over the last few days, the members of the next induction class have been revealed. The fourth and final member for this year is former Colonial basketball player Leonard Scott.
Scott was a four-year member of the then-Colonial basketball team, competing from 1975-79. The second-leading scorer in Georgia College history at 1,908 points, Scott owns the school mark for rebounds in a career at 868.
Scott averaged 18.0 points per game in his four seasons, tallying 93 double-digit scoring contests, including eight 30-point games. His 43 points against Piedmont in the 1977-78 season ranks first in school history.
Scott joins previous inductees Jennifer Joiner from softball, Phil Arp, John Kurtz, Rusty Kea and Tom Gorman from baseball, Duward Whelchel, Julia Roudkovskaya and Lilia Biktyakova from tennis, Robert Williams and Julius Joseph from men's basketball, Sherita Ballard from women's basketball, David Robinson and Alex McMichael from golf, Missy (Thomas) Swicord from gymnastics and former athletic director and golf coach Michael Peeler.
Scott, Anna (Haggkvist) Sundstrom, Jay Torrence and Greg Winters will be honored as part of Homecoming/Alumni Weekend Saturday, Feb. 21. They will be recognized at halftime of the men's game of a basketball doubleheader against Francis Marion University and again at a formal ceremony in the Magnolia Ballroom, tentatively set for an 8 p.m. start.
For ticketing information on how to be a part of the Georgia College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 21, contact the athletic department secretary Patti Weimer at 478-445-6341.
To nominate former Bobcats and Colonials for the Georgia College Athletic Hall of Fame, visit the GCSU Athletic web site at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats and click on the button for nominations.
The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.