April 25, 2012

Burnett and Okvist Finish Record-Breaking Season

by Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Two Georgia College softball student-athletes have made their marks on GC and Peach Belt Conference (PBC) history this season.

Whitney Okvist's (Kennesaw, Ga.) GC single-season stolen base record (52) led the PBC this year, and her career number sits at 76, which is the all-time GC record. The sophomore’s single-season effort tied for third in the PBC record book; the seven-year-old record is 56. Her 52-of-52 stolen base mark is the highest streak in PBC history. She is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation with her 52 stolen bases.

Okvist also broke the single game PBC hits record with a 6-for-6 effort against Young Harris College. She finished third in the conference with a .412 batting average.

Haley Burnett (Columbus, Ga.) broke the all-time home record at GC in her final game of the season. The senior launched two against North Georgia in the PBC Tournament finishing her season with seven and her career with 25. Burnet has also accumulated 116 RBI in her career, which ranks second on the all-time RBI list at GC.

Okvist, Burnett and Kelsea Martin (Dacula, Ga.) garnered PBC All-Conference honors this season.

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