April 25, 2011

Yaya Receives Beta Gamma Sigma Honor

by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women’s basketball team and head coach Maurice Smith are pleased to announce that forward Huguette Yanga (Cameroon, Africa) has just been accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma for her academic excellence. 

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. 

“We are very proud of Yaya,” said Smith. “She has put in countless hours of studying over the past year. Yaya deserves this award and it couldn’t have happened to a better person.” 

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students. Beta Gamma Sigma membership provides recognition for a lifetime. This recognition conveys academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior achievement.

The Bobcats finished 22-7 with an 11-6 PBC mark. GC won the PBC Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. 

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