KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recently announced its 2009-10 Honors Court, with a pair of Georgia College & State University players making the list. Rising senior Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) joined Trent Fildes on the NABC Honors Court.
Hurst, a business management major, is the returning leading scorer at 7.9 points per game, adding a team-high 6.6 rebounds per contest as well. Fildes will not return for his senior season, instead staying in his native Australia. He averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 2009-10.
The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. Eligible student-athletes must possess a cumulative 3.2 or higher GPA with senior or junior varsity status. The honor recognizes all members of the three NCAA Divisions, and NAIA with at least one year at their current institution.
The Bobcats are fresh off a 22-6 season in 2009-10, winning the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division title. Georgia College has now made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999-2000 and picked up its fourth 20-win season in the past five years. The Bobcats were ranked as high as No. 14 in the NABC National Rankings. Georgia College loses five seniors including Graham Martin (2005-10) who was named first team all-conference and Ty Rowland (2006-10) who was a third team all-conference selection.
The GCSU 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, Georgia College 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 www.twitter.com/GCSUBobcats 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.