BROOKINGS, S.D. – Junior shortstop Tanner Funk (Kearney, Mo.) of the Georgia College baseball team was named Daktronics Division II All-America Honorable Mention, the organization announced Saturday.
In his first year with the Bobcats, Funk was second on the team in hitting at .393 with two home runs and 54 RBI. He also led the PBC in doubles with 20. He slugged .520 and scored 45 runs.
All-time, GC student-athletes have now earned four All-America honors through the Daktronics organization, Funk being the first infielder to do so.
The Bobcat baseball team went 35-17 in 2011, a season that saw them hold down the No. 1 spot in the country for two weeks. The Bobcats finished second in the PBC West, honoring three all-region players, and an All-American in Funk.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 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 www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats 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.