October 7, 2008

Pickham and Siqueira Named Co-GCSU Athlete of the Week

 

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Seniors Justin Pickham (Armidale, Australia) and Erick Siqueira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) of the Georgia College & State University men's tennis team were named Co-GCSU Athlete of the Week, the sports information office announced today (Oct. 7). The award honors the top performance by a Bobcat during the week ending Oct. 5. This is the first such honor for Pickham and the second for Siqueira and the Bobcat men's tennis team this season.

Siqueira teamed with Pickham to take the ITA Southeast Region Championship in Flight-A Doubles, and the senior also made it to the quarterfinal round in singles Flight-A competition. Pickham and Siqueira will play for the National Championship next week. Over the weekend, Siqueira doubled-up at the Newman Collegiate Invite, taking both the Flight-1 Singles and Flight-1 Doubles (with Pickham). Pickham also took the Flight-2 Singles title in Augusta.

The duo is back in action at the Super Bowl of Small College Tennis, beginning Friday, Oct. 17.

Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. 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.