Bobcat Athletics Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Athletics Banquet

Bobcat Athletics Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Athletics Banquet

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Department of Athletics honored its student-athletes at its Annual Athletics Banquet Wednesday night in the Magnolia Ballroom.

Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.) a member of the golf team, received the Senior Male Athlete of the Year award. Young, a two-time All-American and three-time All-Southeast Region and All-Peach Belt Conference selection, owns a 71.7 stroke average this season. The senior has a tournament title among his four top-five finishes this season. Young is a general business major.

Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) of the soccer team was named Senior Female Athlete of the Year. The first All-American in GC soccer history, Plunkett is a two-time All-PBC honoree, and has reached the PBC All-Academic Team three times. The senior posted a 1.06 GAA and 79 saves with three shutouts in 2010. Plunkett is a dual major in management and marketing at GC.

Young cleaned up on the evening, winning the Dr. Michael Peeler Award for top golfer on and off the course, as well as the Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Athletic Training Department for overcoming early season injuries that kept him out of two events.

The Bill Childers Award went to Lisa Castillo from the Facility Reservations department at GC. Castillo helps out with numerous projects outside her job description, including but not limited to the two biggest fundraisers of the year for GC Athletics, the Annual Athletic Auction and the Bobcat Classic Golf Tournament.

The John Kurtz Award will be announced at the baseball game Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. against Armstrong Atlantic, as the team was in action tonight and was unable to attend the banquet.

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 and for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.