December 2, 2009

Men’s Basketball Garners #21 National Rank

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the strength of an early 4-0 record, the Georgia College & State University men's basketball team and head coach Terry Sellers have cracked the national rankings for the first time this season, taking No. 21 in the most recent National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Division II Coaches Poll.

The Bobcats have had a great early run, beating Newberry College, the University of West Georgia, Carson-Newman College and most recently then-No. 19 Tusculum College.  

Georgia College is tops among the four newcomers to the top-25 this week. The ‘Cats also rank second among the two Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools listed, coming behind defending PBC champ and No. 5 Augusta State University.

Led in the scoring column by senior guard Graham Martin (Marietta, Ga.) at 17.5 per contest, the Bobcats are a truly balanced squad, as three different student-athletes have led the team in scoring in the first four games.

Georgia College is back in action Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., hosting Carver Bible College at the Centennial Center. It will be "Staff Appreciation Night" as all GCSU staff members and immediate family will get in for free.

The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, 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. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.