MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University department of athletics added 29 student-athletes to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Honor Roll taking the total number of honorees to 110, the most of any school in the league.
This season, the PBC divided the group into four levels by GPA, as all students between 3.00 and 3.24 are Presidential Scholars, 3.25 to 3.49 are Bronze Scholars, 3.50 to 3.74 are Silver Scholars and 3.75 to 4.00 are Gold Scholars.
For the fourth-straight year, Bobcat soccer had the most on GCSU's list with 27, also the third-best per-roster member ratio of 90 percent (27/30). Women's cross country had the second-most honorees with 15, followed by men's cross country with 14. The women's harriers also posted the best team ratio at 94 percent (15/16), while Golf had the second-best percentage at 91 (10/11). GCSU had 19 Gold Scholars, 29 Silver Scholars, 29 Bronze Scholars and 33 Presidential Scholars.
Due to a clerical error at GCSU, the men's and women's cross country honorees and one golfer were left off the original list. A listing of the omissions is below, visit HERE for a list of the previously-named honorees.
Women's Cross Country (15) Presidential: Margy Coleman (Alpharetta, Ga.), Virginia Balkcom (Fayetteville, Ga.), Alex Taylor (Marietta, Ga.), Heather Raines (Loganville, Ga.); Bronze: Jen Keeton (Snellville, Ga.), Andrea Sisson (Evans, Ga.); Silver: Becky Kellum (Macon, Ga.), Julie Mitchell (Lilburn, Ga.), Dani Destiche (Snellville, Ga.), Caroline Rentz (Columbus, Ga.), Bonnie Ueltzen (Blairsville, Ga.); Gold: Patricia Dedrick (Loganville, Ga.), Sarah Hakala (Jacksonville, Fla.), Kellie Hughes (Blairsville, Ga.).
Men's Cross Country (14) Presidential: Rob Elliot (Loganville, Ga.), Ryan Hudson (Douglasville, Ga.), Matt Holland, Eric Ottoson (Suwanee, Ga.);Bronze: Rich Dobson (New Hamburg, Ontario), Steven Jackson (Lilburn, Ga.), Michael Demarest (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Tim Cary (Monroe, Ga.);Silver: Alex Pate (Byron, Ga.), Josh Hollar (Canton, Ga.), Michael Hague (Lilburn, Ga.), John Hubert (Savannah, Ga.); Gold: Marc Barsby (Brantford, Ontario), Derek Hossbach (Peachtree City, Ga.).
Golf; Silver: Niclas Szieger (Skanor, Sweden).
Visit www.GCSU.edu/Athletics to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.