2013-14 News

  • Bobcat Athletics Puts School-Record 130 on PBC Presidential Honor Roll
    June 23, 2014
    Bobcat Athletics Puts School-Record 130 on PBC Presidential Honor Roll MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with 130 Georgia College student-athletes making the list, a school record. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year.
  • GC Softball Hosts First Youth Camp of the Summer June 24-25
    June 17, 2014
    GC Softball Hosts First Youth Camp of the Summer June 24-25 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Fresh off back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament, the Georgia College softball program and head coach Jamie Grodecki looks forward to hosting its first youth camp of the summer next week.
  • Okvist Earns Second NFCA All-America Nod
    May 23, 2014
    Okvist Earns Second NFCA All-America Nod LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgia College senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) has been named to the 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II All-American roster. The senior outfielder rejoins the All-American rankings as a Second Team selection after originally garnering a First Team nod in 2012.
  • Okvist Garners NFCA All-Region First Team Selection
    May 15, 2014
    Okvist Garners NFCA All-Region First Team Selection LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgia College senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) has been named to the 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Southeast All-Region First Team Thursday. This marks Okvist’s third-consecutive trip as a NFCA All-Region selection.
  • Okvist, LeRoy Take Spots on Daktronics All-Region Teams
    May 13, 2014
    Okvist, LeRoy Take Spots on Daktronics All-Region Teams MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team put two on the Daktronics All-Southeast Region teams, the organization announced Tuesday. Outfielder Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) was picked for the first team and utility player Abi LeRoy (Dublin, Ga.) earned a second-team slot.
  • GC Softball Unable to Bring Home Runners in Elimination Game
    May 10, 2014
    GC Softball Unable to Bring Home Runners in Elimination Game ANDERSON, S.C. – The No. 7-seed Georgia College softball team (34-17) dropped a 2-0 elimination game to No. 6-seed USC Aiken (33-15) in the NCAA Southeast Region Tournament Saturday evening at Smethers Field. The teams registered a combined six hits after the game started five hours late.
  • GC Softball Rally Falls Short in Regionals Against Trojans, 4-3
    May 09, 2014
    GC Softball Rally Falls Short in Regionals Against Trojans, 4-3 ANDERSON, S.C. – The No. 7-seed Georgia College softball team (34-16) fell victim to a pair of early home runs by host No. 2-seed Anderson University (41-10) in dropping a 4-3 decision in the NCAA Southeast Region Tournament First Round Friday afternoon at Smethers Field.
  • Okvist, Bick, Fox Take in Honors at GC Athletics’ Senior Banquet
    May 08, 2014
    Okvist, Bick, Fox Take in Honors at GC Athletics’ Senior Banquet MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Department of Athletics held its annual Senior Awards Banquet Wednesday night, handing out the year-end honors during finals week.
  • Bobcat Softball Picked for NCAA Regional
    May 05, 2014
    Bobcat Softball Picked for NCAA Regional INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA announced the field for the 2014 NCAA Division II Softball Tournament, with Georgia College softball (34-15) earning a slot in the NCAA Southeast Region bracket #2.
  • GC Softball Military Day Photo Gallery
    May 05, 2014
    GC Softball Military Day Photo Gallery Bobcat Softball honored servicemen and women prior to the doubleheader with Georgia Southwestern April 5. Catch some of the action via photos here.
  • Division II Regional Softball Selection Show Monday
    May 02, 2014
    Division II Regional Softball Selection Show Monday INDIANAPOLIS – The 2014 NCAA Championship Selection Show for softball will air on the NCAA TV Broadcast Network Monday, May 5 at 10 a.m. to pair the Southeast Region teams that include three tournament champions and five at-large teams. The Bobcats are hoping for a berth as one of those at-large selections.
  • Bobcats #7 on Softball NCAA Southeast Region List
    April 30, 2014
    Bobcats #7 on Softball NCAA Southeast Region List INDIANAPOLIS – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its Southeast Region rankings poll Wednesday and has listed the Georgia College softball team at No. 7. The rankings determine which teams get invited to the Division II National Tournament and they will continue to get updated as the May tournament approaches.
  • Bobcats Place Four on PBC Softball All-Academic Team
    April 25, 2014
    Bobcats Place Four on PBC Softball All-Academic Team AUGUSTA, Ga. – Four Georgia College softball players have been selected to the 2014 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Softball All-Academic Team while three other players received Honorable Mention, announced the conference office today. Georgia College led all PBC teams in selections (four), honorable mentions (three) and overall (seven).
  • Bobcats #7 on Softball NCAA Southeast Region List
    April 24, 2014
    Bobcats #7 on Softball NCAA Southeast Region List INDIANAPOLIS – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its Southeast Region rankings poll Wednesday and has listed the Georgia College softball team at No. 7. The rankings determine which teams get invited to the Division II National Tournament and they will continue to get updated as the May tournament approaches. The Regional tournaments will take place from May 8-11 at the location of the highest two seeds from the most recent poll released prior to the tournament date. After a Super-Regional Round, the National Tournament will run May 22-26 at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. Eight teams from each region get invited, with tournament conference winners receiving an automatic bid, while five other at-large teams are also selected based on the regional rankings. The last rankings prior to the regional tournament will determine the at-large selections. The Southeast Region is represented by the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), South Atlantic Conference (SAC) and the Conference Carolinas (CC). Each conference tournament champion from the PBC, SAC and CC plus five at-large teams selected from the Southeast Region poll will compete for the NCAA Division II National Championship along with three conference winners and five at-large teams from seven other regions. In addition to the Southeast Region, the other seven regions include the Midwest, South, East, Central, South Central, West and Atlantic. The current Southeast Region 10 ranked teams are comprised of five each from the PBC and SAC. Not listed on the Southeast Region poll but receiving a NCAA bid will be the tournament champion from the CC. 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 @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.
  • Bobcat Rally Falls Short in 6-4 PBC Tournament Loss
    April 18, 2014
    Bobcat Rally Falls Short in 6-4 PBC Tournament Loss FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia College softball team (34-15) was three outs away from advancing to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Semifinals when Flagler College (28-25) scored five runs in its last at-bat to win 6-4 at the FMU Softball Stadium Friday afternoon. Down three runs in the bottom of the seventh, senior Whitney Horton (Acworth, Ga.) hit a rocket out of the stadium to draw the Bobcats within a pair but that was as close as Georgia College would get.
  • Four Bobcats Named to All-PBC Softball Teams
    April 17, 2014
    Four Bobcats Named to All-PBC Softball Teams FLORENCE, S.C. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its All-PBC Softball Teams Thursday at the year-end awards banquet, with four Georgia College players earning spots on the list. Senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) and sophomore Taylor Campbell (Warner Robins, Ga.) were named to the first team, while freshman Danielle Bernstein (Cumming, Ga.) and sophomore Abi LeRoy (Dublin, Ga.) were named to the second.
  • GC Softball Takes No. 4-Seed in PBC Tournament
    April 16, 2014
    GC Softball Takes No. 4-Seed in PBC Tournament MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (34-14, 13-9 PBC) enters the 2014 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament as the No. 4 seed, coming off a championship game run a year ago. The single elimination tournament will be hosted by Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. and pits the top eight teams in the PBC against each other for an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament.
  • Boyette Buoys Bobcats by Blanking Bearcats on Senior Day
    April 15, 2014
    Boyette Buoys Bobcats by Blanking Bearcats on Senior Day MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (34-14, 13-9 PBC) enters the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament this weekend as the No. 4 seed after sophomore Marisa Boyette (Marietta, Ga.) inspired her teammates; pitching a one-hit shutout in the second game of a doubleheader against Lander University (8-42, 2-20 PBC) Tuesday on Senior Day at the Peeler Complex. The Bobcats took both contests, 7-2 and 9-0 as they prepare to make a championship run.
  • GC Softball Gets Swept at USC Aiken in PBC Showdown
    April 12, 2014
    GC Softball Gets Swept at USC Aiken in PBC Showdown AIKEN, S.C. – The Georgia College softball team (32-14, 11-9 PBC) dropped a pair of games to USC Aiken (33-12, 15-7 PBC) Saturday at Satcher Field. Junior Kristen Humphries (Columbus, Ga.) hit a grand slam in the first game’s 6-5 loss, and the Bobcats took a 1-0 lead in the second game before falling 4-1.
  • Bobcat Softball's Okvist Featured on 41NBC in Macon
    April 11, 2014
    Bobcat Softball's Okvist Featured on 41NBC in Macon Georgia College softball senior outfielder Whitney Okvist was recently featured on 41NBC news in Macon.
  • Softball Receives Votes in NFCA National Poll For Sixth-Consecutive Week
    April 10, 2014
    Softball Receives Votes in NFCA National Poll For Sixth-Consecutive Week LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Georgia College softball team (32-12) received votes for the sixth-consecutive week in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Top 25 Poll released Wednesday. The Bobcats received the most votes of those teams not making the top-25, and were just 12 votes shy of making the cut.
  • GC Softball Gets 20th Home Win in CSU Split
    April 09, 2014
    GC Softball Gets 20th Home Win in CSU Split MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (31-12, 11-7 PBC) had its six-game winning streak snapped by Columbus State University (26-18, 8-10 PBC) in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday at the Peeler Complex. The opening game 9-4 win allowed the Bobcats to become the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) PBC team with 20 home wins, while a last-inning Cougar rally spoiled the Bobcat sweep attempt.
  • GC Softball Tops 30 Wins With GSW Sweep as Okvist Takes #5 Spot
    April 05, 2014
    GC Softball Tops 30 Wins With GSW Sweep as Okvist Takes #5 Spot MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (31-11, 10-6 PBC) joined No. 12 University of North Georgia as the only two Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams to top the 30-win mark this season. The Bobcats swept Georgia Southwestern State University (23-21, 7-9 PBC) 3-2 and 4-0 Saturday afternoon, as senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) gained sole possession of the No. 5 spot on the NCAA Division II all-time stolen bases list.
  • GC Softball to Host “Meet the Bobcats” Night April 7
    April 04, 2014
    GC Softball to Host “Meet the Bobcats” Night April 7 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball program will host “Meet the Bobcats” night at Zaxby’s next week, including the on-location Bobcat sports radio show, “The Prowl.”
  • Softball Sets Tomorrow as “Military Appreciation Day” Saturday, April 5
    April 04, 2014
    Softball Sets Tomorrow as “Military Appreciation Day” Saturday, April 5 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team will honor military personnel during its doubleheader Saturday, April 5 against Georgia Southwestern State University at the Peeler Complex beginning at 1 p.m. The goal is to honor all veterans both present and past that choose to attend, and to remind non-vets of the sacrifices that others have made for their freedoms.
  • GC Athletics Sets “Military Appreciation Day” Saturday, April 5
    April 02, 2014
    GC Athletics Sets “Military Appreciation Day” Saturday, April 5 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College department of athletics will honor military personnel during a doubleheader showcase Saturday, April 5 as GC softball hosts Georgia Southwestern State University at the Peeler Complex and Bobcat baseball takes on Columbus State University, both games at 1 p.m. The goal is to honor all veterans both present and past that choose to attend, and to remind non-vets of the sacrifices that others have made for their freedoms.
  • GC Softball Sweeps GRU Augusta with a Pair of 3-1 Wins
    April 02, 2014
    GC Softball Sweeps GRU Augusta with a Pair of 3-1 Wins AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College softball squad (29-11, 8-6 PBC) picked up its second sweep of a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) series this season, edging GRU Augusta (16-29, 3-9 PBC) in a pair of 3-1 games Wednesday.
  • Boyette Strong-Arms #3 Armstrong In Softball Split
    March 31, 2014
    Boyette Strong-Arms #3 Armstrong In Softball Split MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (27-11, 6-6 PBC) deserved better in getting its 15-game home-unbeaten streak snapped by No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic State University (26-8, 11-3 PBC) 4-0 Monday in the first game at the Peeler Complex when they only allowed two hits. Sophomore Marisa Boyette (Marietta, Ga.) atoned for the team’s first game misfortunes by pitching six innings of shutout ball in a 7-2 second-game win.
  • Lewis Pitches GC Softball to Sweep Over Flagler, 8-0 and 14-7
    March 30, 2014
    Lewis Pitches GC Softball to Sweep Over Flagler, 8-0 and 14-7 MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (26-10, 5-5 PBC) and Flagler College (19-23, 7-7) both ended the day with .500 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) records by virtue of a Bobcat sweep Sunday at the Peeler Complex. Freshman Carly Lewis (Seymour, Tenn.)(12-6) tossed 10 2/3 innings of shutout ball on the day, as Georgia College won 8-0 and 14-7.
  • Softball Game Sunday Dubbed “StriKeOut Cancer Day”
    March 28, 2014
    Softball Game Sunday Dubbed “StriKeOut Cancer Day” MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team wishes to recognize survivors and help bring awareness to finding a cure for cancer at a softball doubleheader Sunday, March 30 against Flagler College as “StriKeOut Cancer Day.” The twinbill is slated to start at noon, as the softball team is pairing with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the American Cancer Society in this collaborative venture.
  • Bobcat Softball Doubleheader Saturday Postponed To Monday
    March 28, 2014
    Bobcat Softball Doubleheader Saturday Postponed To Monday MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College softball doubleheader originally scheduled for Saturday, March 29 against No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic State University at the Peeler Complex has been moved to Monday, March 31 due to anticipated weather issues. The twinbill is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.
  • GC Softball Team Receives Votes in Latest NFCA Poll
    March 27, 2014
    GC Softball Team Receives Votes in Latest NFCA Poll MILLEDGEVILLE Ga. – The Georgia College softball team once again earned recognition in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Coaches’ Poll, tallying a total of six votes. This marks the third week in a row the Bobcats have managed to secure top-25 consideration for Division II rankings.
  • GC Softball Matches #15 UNG in Hits but not Runs, Okvist Moves to #7
    March 27, 2014
    GC Softball Matches #15 UNG in Hits but not Runs, Okvist Moves to #7 DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (24-10, 3-5 PBC) dropped a pair of Peach Belt Conference (PBC) games at No. 15 University of North Georgia (28-8, 8-2 PBC) Thursday at The Hill. The Bobcats and Nighthawks both totaled 17 hits combined, but Georgia College ended up on the wrong side of 2-1, and 7-3 scores as senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) climbed to No. 7 on the NCAA Division II all-time stolen bases list
  • GC Softball Team’s Lewis Named PBC Freshman of the Week
    March 25, 2014
    GC Softball Team’s Lewis Named PBC Freshman of the Week AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia College freshman Carly Lewis (Seymour, Tenn.) has been selected as the Peach Belt Conference’s Softball Freshman of the Week. It is the first time this season she has been honored with the distinction as she ranks in the PBC top-10 in two categories.
  • Trio of Bobcat Student-Athletes Chosen for Omicron Delta Kappa
    March 24, 2014
    Trio of Bobcat Student-Athletes Chosen for Omicron Delta Kappa MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The most recent class of inductions to Omicron Delta Kappa come later this week, with three Georgia College student-athletes listed among the 15 inductees.
  • GC Softball Gets Split With Patriots as Okvist Moves to No. 8
    March 23, 2014
    GC Softball Gets Split With Patriots as Okvist Moves to No. 8 FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia College softball team (24-8, 3-3 PBC) split a pair of Peach Belt Conference (PBC) games at Francis Marion University (16-16, 4-4 PBC) Sunday at FMU Softball Stadium. The Bobcats took the first game of the twinbill 8-5 before dropping the second 8-4 as senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) climbed to No. 8 on the NCAA Division II all-time stolen bases list.
  • GC Softball Gets Split With Braves
    March 22, 2014
    GC Softball Gets Split With Braves PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Georgia College softball team (23-7, 2-2 PBC) split a pair of Peach Belt Conference (PBC) games at the UNC Pembroke (17-13, 5-3 PBC) Saturday at LRA Field. The Bobcats were leading midway through the first game before falling 4-2, but rebounded 8-7 in the second game as senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) reached No. 11 on the NCAA Division II all-time stolen bases list.
  • Okvist Nearing NCAA Top-10 Stolen Base List After Record-Breaking Weekend
    March 20, 2014
    Okvist Nearing NCAA Top-10 Stolen Base List After Record-Breaking Weekend MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) entered last weekend’s opening Peach Belt Conference (PBC) doubleheader games at Young Harris College on the verge of making history on the Bobcat and PBC all-time lists. When the weekend ended, she took over one PBC record, two Bobcat records and became primed to enter the NCAA Division II all-time stolen base top-10 list.
  • Softball Receives Votes in NFCA National Poll for Second Week
    March 20, 2014
    Softball Receives Votes in NFCA National Poll for Second Week LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll was released with the Georgia College softball team (20-6) receiving 17 votes. This marks the second-consecutive week that the team has received votes.
  • Bobcats’ Faith in Flanders Produces West Georgia Sweep
    March 20, 2014
    Bobcats’ Faith in Flanders Produces West Georgia Sweep CARROLLTON, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (22-6) won a pair of non-conference games at the University of West Georgia (14-13) Thursday at University Field. The Bobcats won both contests by 3-1 scores as freshman Faith Flanders (Dublin, Ga.) finished the day 4-of-8 with a home run and a double, while totaling two runs and three RBI.
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