by Chelsea Wilson, sports information student assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University softball team will compete in a three-day, six-game Charger Chillout Tournament hosted by the University of Alabama-Huntsville in Decatur, Ala. Feb 20-22.
The Lady Bobcats start off the weekend at noon Friday, Feb. 20 against the University of Missouri-St. Louis. They then wrap up the day at 4:30 p.m. against the University of North Alabama.
Saturday morning the team has the early slot at 10 a.m. against Missouri University of Science and Technology. Last season the Lady Bobcats were defeated by Missouri S&T 7-4 which was their only loss of the tournament. Immediately after that at noon the team takes on Kentucky Wesleyan University.
Sunday brings a highly anticipated game against Lynn University and head coach Mandy Harris at 1:30 p.m. A former GCSU assistant coach for three years Harris helped the Lady Bobcats to a composite record of 120-45 and three trips to the NCAA tournament. The last game of the tournament is against the University of Indianapolis who the Lady Bobcats defeated 6-1 in the tournament last season.
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. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.