January 25, 2013

Okvist and Gallucci Named All-PBC Preseason

by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant

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AUGUSTA , Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the 2013 Softball Preseason All-PBC Team with Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) being named as an outfielder and Danielle Gallucci (Orlando, Fla.) being named in the utility position.

Okvist is coming off of a season where she finished with 52 stolen bases in as many tries, third in the nation. She was named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American First Team and All-PBC First Team. She led the Bobcats during the 2012 season in batting average hitting a .413 clip. The junior outfielder already holds the Georgia College record in career steals with 76.

Gallucci had her 2012 season shortened by injury, but appeared in 29 games as a hitter and five in the circle. The senior hit 343 over 70 at-bats with two home runs and 17 RBI. As a pitcher, Gallucci started two games, had a 4.53 ERA and struck out 6.18 batters per game.

Georgia College will start their season Saturday, Feb. 2  at 11 a.m. when they host the 2013 Bobcat Blast at the Peeler Complex on West Campus.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 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/BobcatSports and www.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.