INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the most recent edition of the NCAA Division II Women's Regional Rankings Wednesday, with Georgia College positioned sixth. These rankings are used to determine the at-large teams to the NCAA Regional Tournaments, slotted for May 3-6.
The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) owns seven of the top-10 slots, including the top four. PBC Tournament winner Armstrong Atlantic State University is No. 1, with Columbus State University, Flagler College and Francis Marion University to follow.
South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Regular-Season Champion Wingate is No. 5, with the Bobcats at sixth, and PBC foe Lander University seventh. The PBC's USC Aiken is No. 8, with No. 9 Conference Carolinas (CC) Regular-Season Champion Erskine College and SAC Tournament Champion Tusculum College at No. 10.
Automatic bids go to the three conference tournament winners, Armstrong from the PBC and Tusculum from the SAC with the CC tournament to come this weekend. That leaves five remaining at-large slots to be determined by the final region rankings, set for next week.
Georgia College stands 18-7 on the season. The Bobcats' 18 victories are the most for GC women's tennis since 2007, when they went 20-8. It also ties for the fifth-highest win total in program history.
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.