Georgia College Women’s Hoops Tabbed Fourth in PBC Preseason Poll

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By: Matthew Dalby, Sports Information Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women’s basketball team has been selected fourth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) preseason Coaches poll.  The Bobcats received three third-place votes and four fourth-place votes in the poll, released Tuesday.

The fourth-place selection left the Bobcats behind only Clayton State University in the PBC West Division, which Georgia College won in 2010. 
Lander University was a unanimous decision to finish atop the standings garnering twelve first-place votes, followed by Clayton State, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, USC Aiken, Columbus State University, UNC Pembroke, North Georgia, the University of Montevallo, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Augusta State University and Flagler University, respectively.
The Bobcats are looking for another successful season under new head coach Maurice Smith, who has replaced 27-year veteran coach John Carrick.  They return eight players from last years 21-win squad and are looking for their second-consecutive PBC West Division crown.

The Bobcats begin the exhibition season on the road at Mercer University, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. They play their first home contest against USC Aiken Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the friendly confines of the Centennial Center.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, back-to-back winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 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/GCSUBobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.