AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s tennis program was recently honored by the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), as Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) earned a PBC All-Academic Team selection.
Already finished with his undergraduate degree in mathematics with a 3.82 GPA, Leborgne completed a one-year Master’s program in Business Administration in May.
The No. 27 singles player in the country, Leborgne was a two-time All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) singles player and a one-time doubles honoree as well. He recently received the school’s top honor as Senior Male Athlete of the Year and was chosen the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Region Arthur Ashe Award winner.
Leborgne went 32-27 in spring singles action during his career, including a 38-28 mark in spring doubles as well. He is now a two-time PBC All-Academic selection. In the four-year history of the program, the Bobcats have put five student-athletes on the PBC Men’s Tennis All-Academic lists.
The teams are part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The PBC Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
The Bobcats have wrapped up a 2012 season that saw GC go 12-9, earn the No. 5-seed in the PBC Tournament, and eventually fall in the Southeast Region No. 1 final. The Bobcats put a pairing on the All-PBC first team in doubles and added a second team singles player. The GC men have now made five straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 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.