Bobcat Womens Basketball Team Receiving National Votes, Still Ranked in Region
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The women's basketball team at Georgia College & State University (19-7, 12-4 PBC) continues to receive votes in the USA Today/ESPN Division II Coaches Poll. The Bobcats received two votes in this week's poll release (Feb. 23). For the past five weeks Georgia College has been sixth in the NCAA Southeast Regional Poll (Feb. 24).
Georgia College went 1-1 this past week against Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play falling 73-61 to Georgia Southwestern on the road, but bounced back to defeat Columbus State 55-43 on Homecoming.
Once again, head coach John Carrick's ‘Cats are the only PBC member not nationally ranked that are receiving votes. Lander University is ranked No. 10 while No. 19 Francis Marion University and No. 22 Clayton State University are the only PBC school in the top-25.
In the Southeast Region Poll four other PBC teams are ranked as Lander remains at No. 1, Francis Marion and Clayton State are No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Columbus State University is at No.10 in the region. The region poll determines the five at-large selections for the NCAA Tournament in March.
The Bobcats return to the hardwood Saturday (Feb. 27) on the road for the final game of the regular season against North Georgia at 1:30 p.m.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College 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. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.