October 28, 2008

Manning Named GCSU Athlete of the Week

 Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Freshman runner Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) of the Georgia College & State University men's cross country team was named GCSU Athlete of the Week, the sports information office announced today (Oct. 28). The award honors the top performance by a Bobcat during the week ending Oct. 26. This is the first such honor for Manning and the Bobcat men's cross country team this season.

Pacing the Bobcats and finishing two slots from All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) status was Manning. He led the Bobcat harriers at the PBC Championships, finishing 12th overall in 28:48. The Bobcats took third, the second-best finish in program history. Manning has been on a roll as of late, leading the Bobcats in the last three meets, and four overall this season.

Manning and the rest of the Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 8 at Wingate University for the NCAA Southeast Region Championship.

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. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.