December 17, 2012

Carr Chosen to Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame Class

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce its 2013 class for the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame. First up is Bobcat baseball’s Chris Carr.

Carr, a Massachusetts native, played two seasons for the Bobcats in 2000 and 2001 after transferring from Massasoit Community College. Carr was named All-American in both of his seasons at Georgia College, adding All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) honors twice and the first PBC Player of the Year trophy in school history.

He remains the lone Region Player of the Year in school history, earning that honor also in 2001 while leading his squad to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the second-straight year.

Despite playing only two seasons, Carr finished seventh in school history in home runs with 32 and hit .395 over his two years, good for fourth. Carr still leads Georgia College in career slugging percentage at a .723 clip, an amazing 34 points ahead of fellow Hall of Famer Phil Arp.

Carr will join previous inductees Jennifer Joiner from softball, Phil Arp, John Kurtz, Rusty Kea, Greg Winters, Keith Slocumb and Tom Gorman from baseball, Duward Whelchel, Julia Roudkovskaya, Anna (Haggkvist) Sundstrom, Jay Torrence, Nancy Groesch, Lars Lindblom 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 and Yeini (Gutierrez) Thompson from gymnastics, broadcaster Scott MacLeod and former athletic director and golf coach Michael Peeler.

Carr will be honored as part of Homecoming/Alumni Weekend Saturday, Feb. 23. They will be recognized at halftime of the men's game of a basketball doubleheader against the University of Montevallo and again at a formal ceremony in the Magnolia Ballroom, tentatively set for an 8 p.m. start.

For ticketing information on how to be a part of the Georgia College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 23, contact the athletic department at 478-445-6341.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 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.