MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team might not play their first game until the spring semester, but the team sure is staying busy in the off-season. Not only are they practicing for the upcoming season, they are also giving back to the Baldwin County community.
The Bobcats traveled to the Oconee River Greenway Sept. 14 for a day of cleaning up the park and team bonding. The squad was at the Greenway from 8 a.m. to noon showing they are not only a member of Georgia College, but also the Milledgeville community.
“Not only did we bond as a team, but we helped preserve the Greenway and clean it up so it doesn’t get run down,” said senior infielder Emily Hammond. “It was very eye-opening to see exactly how much trash there really was. They need people like us to clean up a lot more than you would think.”
The Bobcats are fresh off a trip to the NCAA Southeast Regionals in 2013, and return two All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) players including All-American outfielder Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.).
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 www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.