January 22, 2014

Keys Named Bobcat Athlete of the Week

by Alex Cooper, sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) of the Georgia College women’s basketball team (12-3, 5-3 PBC) took home the Bobcat Athlete of the Week award for the second time in as many weeks, this time with two outstanding performances against Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foes.

Keys began the week by notching 29 points in an overtime-road loss at the University of North Georgia, and then followed that with a career-high 33 points in a win against GRU Augusta. She added 15 rebounds, four assists, and three steals to go along with her 62 points in a pair of games that left the Bobcats at 5-3 in the PBC and 12-3 overall.

Keys notched one of the best shooting weeks of her career, going 24-of-37 from the floor, 9-of-12 from the three-point line, and did not miss a free throw in either game. She is currently ranked 10th in the PBC in points-per-game with 14.7 and is just seven points away from the Bobcats’ No. 13 all-time spot.

The Georgia College women’s basketball team will be back in action Wednesday, Jan. 22 when they host USC Aiken at 5:30 p.m.

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.