MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- Senior righty Mandy Chandler (Covington, Ga.) of the Georgia College & State University softball team was named the GCSU Athlete of the Week, the sports information office announced today (March 24). This is the first such honor for the Bobcat softball (21-15, 7-1 PBC) this season.
Chandler went 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA and 46 strikeouts over 3-1 innings this week. She broke the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) record for career wins in the doubleheader sweep off Lander University Friday, getting both victories. After those two games, she now has 88 career wins. She tossed a pair of one-hit shutouts this week, blanking Carson-Newman College with 11 strikeouts in a 2-0 game Wednesday, and shutting down Lander with 12 Ks in another 2-0 win Friday.
The Bobcats are back in action Thursday March 26 as they travel to UNC Pembroke for a PBC doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
Visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU 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.