January 26, 2009

Women’s Basketball Names Rotter “Community Hero”

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant 

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The women's basketball team of Georgia College & State University (11-5, 6-3 PBC) saluted their second "Community Hero" when they named Scott Rotter Saturday night (Jan. 24) at the 78-66 defeat over No. 19 USC Aiken (14-5, 6-3 PBC).

In an effort to recognize those who are involved in outstanding community service in the greater Milledgeville area periodically this season, the Bobcats will honor a local hero during a game.

Milledgeville native Rotter is the founder and CEO of Recovery Resources, an outpatient treatment program for those who suffer from the ills of addiction.

Rotter helps citizens of Baldwin county overcome addiction and help them on their road to recovery. In some cases, he helps these people become responsible members of society for the first time.

In addition, Rotter has worked with student counseling services at GCSU as well as the Give Center.

Saturday night's honoree was invited to attend the game, meet the players, coaching staff and was acknowledged in a special ceremony. There will be more "Community Heroes" to come in the future.

To submit your "Community Hero" candidate contact women's basketball assistant coach Maurice Smith at maurice.smith@gcsu.edu or by phone at (478) 445-4010.

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.