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 two days, the remaining members of the next induction class will be revealed. Next up is former Bobcat and Colonial tennis player Nancy Groesch.
A three-time NCAA All-American in 1995, 1996 and 1997, Groesch was also twice named to the NCAA/ITA Scholar-Athlete list. She was a three-time All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) choice, selected to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll, and named the GCSU Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 1997.
Groesch is the fourth honoree from the GC women’s tennis program.
Thompson 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.
Groesch, gymnast Yeini (Gutierrez) Thompson, tennis’ Lars Lindblom, baseball’s Keith Slocumb and one other new inductee 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.