MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University Department of Athletics will host its annual Alumni Day Saturday, Oct. 24. Former Bobcats and Colonials are welcomed back with a full day's worth of events.
Despite receding hairlines and expanding waistlines, the Bobcat Athletic Alumni Day is always a great amount of fun, featuring games and get-togethers for former baseball, softball, and men's and women's basketball student-athletes.
"We look forward to welcoming our alumni back to campus as we pay tribute to those who set the bar of excellence so high during their time as student-athletes," said athletic director Wendell Staton. "It will be a great opportunity to have our alumni connect with our current student-athletes and coaches as we work to continue the success and rich tradition of Bobcat Athletics."
TThings kick-off at 1 p.m. when the baseball, softball and men's basketball alumnus will be in action. The baseball home run derby starts at 1 p.m. at John Kurtz Field on GCSU's West Campus, with the alumni game beginning at 2 p.m. Men's basketball will be in action at the Centennial Center. Also at 1 p.m., the softball team holds its alumni game at the Peeler Complex on West Campus.
At 2 p.m. the women's basketball game begins at the state-of-the-art Centennial Center.
To wrap up the day, Georgia College will host a cookout in the pavilion at the West Campus athletic fields, leading into the 4 p.m. Bobcat women's soccer match against Columbus State University at Bobcat Field. At the cookout, alumni will be given free Alumni Day T-shirts with the opportunity to purchase additional shirts for friends and family.
It will be a busy day as always in Milledgeville, as other community events include Georgia College's annual Family Day and the Deep Roots Festival downtown.
The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, 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. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.