MARTINEZ, Ga. – Georgia College baseball’s senior relief pitcher Ryan Parson (Madison, Ga.) was named an honorable mention to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Baseball All-Academic Team, the conference office announced recently.
Parson was a valuable right arm out of the Bobcat pen in his career, including a 2-2 record this season with a 5.94 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 36 1/3 innings. Parson owns a 3.31 GPA in psychology, adding a minor in biology.
In the three-year history of the program, the Bobcats have put six student-athletes on the PBC Baseball All-Academic lists.
The teams are part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The PBC Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
The Bobcat baseball team went 35-17 in 2011, a season that saw them hold down the No. 1 spot in the country for two weeks. The Bobcats finished second in the PBC West, honoring four all-region players, including PBC Co-Player of the Year Shawn Ward (2010-11).
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 www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats 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.