September 29, 2011

Georgia College Ranked #23 in NCSA Athletic/Academic Power Rankings

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CHICAGO – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently released its 2011 Collegiate Power Rankings, with Georgia College taking No. 23 on the NCAA Division II list. The Power Ranking factors in elements of the school’s athletic and academic prowess.

The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA are calculated for each college/university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking, the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each college/university and the U.S. News & World Report ranking. The collegiate power rankings based off of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup rating evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.

The Bobcats were second among schools from the 13-member Peach Belt Conference (PBC), coming behind Flagler College, the lone private school in the PBC.

The University of California-San Diego took top honors in Division II, with Stonehill College (Mass.) and Rollins College (Fla.) rounding out the top three.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time 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/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute spports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.