MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce its 2011 class for the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame. Over the next five days, the members of the next induction class will be revealed. First up is former Colonial baseball player Keith Slocumb.
A First Team All-American in 1985, Slocumb owns top-10 marks in multiple offensive categories for GC, ranks that have stood for over 25 years. He is the sixth inductee from the baseball program at Georgia College.
He ranks third in RBI with 253, third in hits with 313 and fourth in runs with 221. The 1985 All-District 25 selection ranks fourth in career home runs (41), second in doubles (63), and third in total bases (527). His batting average of .364 places him ninth, while his .613 slugging percentage is sixth.
Slocumb is also the father of current Bobcat basketball player Abby Slocumb.
Slocumb will join previous inductees Jennifer Joiner from softball, Phil Arp, John Kurtz, Rusty Kea, Greg Winters and Tom Gorman from baseball, Duward Whelchel, Julia Roudkovskaya, Anna (Haggkvist) Sundstrom, Jay Torrence and Lilia Biktyakova from tennis, Robert Williams, Leonard Scott 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.
Slocumb and four other new inductees will be honored as part of Homecoming/Alumni Weekend Saturday, Feb. 19. They will be recognized at halftime of the men's game of a basketball doubleheader against Columbus State University and again at a formal ceremony in the Magnolia Ballroom, tentatively set for a 7 p.m. start.
For ticketing information on how to be a part of the Georgia College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 19, contact the athletic department administrative assistant Patti Weimer at 478-445-6341.
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/GCSUBobcats andwww.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.