by Alex Cooper, sports information student assistant
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SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Georgia College women's tennis team and four individuals were honored recently by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in the organization's year-end academic awards.
The Bobcat women's team was chosen as an ITA All-Academic Team, while sophomore Sarah Murray (Alpharetta, Ga.), senior Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and graduated seniors May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and Michelle Linger (Dunwoody, Ga.) were selected ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Last spring, Murray posted a 3-17 singles record and a combined 8-13 in doubles action in her inaugural season as a Bobcat. Marevic was 8-14 in singles her second season with the Bobcats, but led the team in doubles wins with 19. In their final season at Georgia College, Johnson went 18-7 in singles action, while Linger was 9-9. Marevic, Johnson and Linger were all named to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Academic Team.
The Bobcats posted a 16-12 record overall in the spring of 2013, finishing fourth in the PBC Tournament, and eventually ending their season with a loss in the NCAA Southeast Regional. The GC women have now made 19 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 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 @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.