April 23, 2013

GC Men’s Basketball Earns PBC Sportsmanship Award

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Team Sportsmanship Awards for basketball Tuesday, with the Georgia College men's basketball team taking home the honor.

The PBC presents one such award for each of its 15 championship sports, the award is voted on by other teams in those sports.

This is the second team sportsmanship award for the men's basketball program at Georgia College. The Bobcats also won the award in 2008-09, the first year of the sportsmanship award program.

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. 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.

The league's Senior Woman Administrators oversee the program. 

The Bobcats battled through the 2012-13 season, a 9-17 year with a 5-14 conference mark. Georgia College finished the season third in the PBC in fewest turnovers per game (11.3) and second in defending the three-point shot (.306). Head coach Terry Sellers picked up his 200th PBC win this season, his 20th at the helm of Bobcat basketball.

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 www.twitter.com/BobcatSports 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.