July 13, 2012

Georgia College’s Leborgne Honored by ITA

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SKILLMAN, N.J. – Georgia College senior Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) of the Bobcat men’s tennis team was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athlete List for Division II, the organization announced recently.

Owning a 3.82 GPA in his undergrad degree in mathematics, Leborgne spent the 2011-12 academic year working on his Master’s in Business Administration, where he had a 4.0 at the nomination deadline.

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, adding ITA Doubles All-America honors in 2012. He received the school’s top honor as Senior Male Athlete of the Year and was also chosen the ITA 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 also a two-time PBC All-Academic selection.

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 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.