October 8, 2008

GCSU’s Carrick Recognized Nationally for Winning Record

by Kyle Collins, sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The head coach of Georgia College & State University women's basketball, John Carrick, is currently near the top nationally for his Division II success.

Carrick is currently 11th on the active coaches list and 26th all-time for his career wins. In his 25- year tenure with the Lady Bobcats, Carrick has a record of 437-286.

In addition to this recognition, the women's program was awarded a 2007-2008 Diversity in Athletics Award for its graduation rate of female African-American student athletes. Currently, his senior graduation rate sits at 92 percent.

Carrick's success at the helm of the Lady Bobcats includes 19 winning seasons with eight of those 20-win campaigns. Also, under Carrick the women have six NCAA appearances, two Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships and four PBC Tournament titles.

No head coach at GCSU has a longer tenure than Carrick as he heads into his 26th season with the Lady Bobcats.

Women's basketball hopes to add to the win column as they begin their season Saturday, Nov. 15 against the University of Mobile in Columbus State University's Tip-Off Classic.

The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division 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.