Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame to Add Four Saturday
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In its third year of honoring former student-athlete and administrative success, the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame will add four new members Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, Feb. 21. Baseball's Greg Winters, tennis's Jay Torrence and Anna (Haggkvist) Sundstrom and basketball's Leonard Scott will return to Milledgeville and receive the honor.
Winters hit for a .396 clip during his career, ranking second all-time at Georgia College. A four-year member of the Colonials from 1993-1996, his 290 hits ranks fourth all-time and is the highest total since the school joined the NCAA Division II in 1992.
Winters was named All-American in 1996, adding three All-Region honors from 1994-96. The last two seasons of his career brought All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) honors, and he was also selected to the 1995 World Series All-Tournament Team. Always patient at the plate, Winters hit over .400 in three of his seasons, also drawing a school-best 199 career walks.
Torrence is the first men's tennis player to earn a spot in the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame, thanks to two stellar seasons for the Bobcats from 1993 to 1994. He was an NCAA All-American in 1994, adding Georgia Tennis Association Player of the Year honors during that season.
He was also a 1994 All-PBC selection and the Rolex Division II Southern Singles Champion. Torrence was named the 1994 GCSU Male Senior Athlete of the Year.
Sundstrom was a two-time All-American for Georgia College, pulling down honors in 1997 and 1998. She played under GCSU Hall of Famer Duward Whelchel from 1996-1999, earning four All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) trophies.
She was named the NCAA Region Senior Player of the Year in 1999, earning the ITA Rolex Regional Singles title in 1995 and regional doubles champ in 1997. She was also named the 1999 GCSU Female Senior Athlete of the Year.
Scott was a four-year member of the then-Colonial basketball team, competing from 1975-79. The second-leading scorer in Georgia College history at 1,908 points, Scott owns the school mark for rebounds in a career at 868.
Scott averaged 18.0 points per game in his four seasons, tallying 93 double-digit scoring contests, including eight 30-point games. His 43 points against Piedmont in the 1977-78 season ranks first in school history.
The quartet joins previous inductees Jennifer Joiner from softball, Phil Arp, John Kurtz, Rusty Kea and Tom Gorman from baseball, Whelchel, Julia Roudkovskaya and Lilia Biktyakova from tennis, Robert Williams and Julius Joseph from men's basketball, Sherita Ballard from women's basketball, David Robinson and Alex McMichael from golf, Missy (Thomas) Swicord from gymnastics and former athletic director and golf coach Michael Peeler.
Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.