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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its year-end awards banquet for softball Thursday, with Georgia College (34-17) sophomore Sarah Couch (Madison) bringing in All-PBC honors, and junior shortstop Amber Coy (Warner Robins) adding an Elite-15 Award.
Coy brings in the Elite-15 Award on the strength of a 4.0 GPA in Nursing. Given to the student-athlete with the top GPA at the Championship site, Coy makes it three in a row for Georgia College after Hannah Coursey (2018) won in each of the last two seasons.
Couch earns her second All-PBC honor after taking a second-team slot last season as well. The Bobcat rightfielder hit .336 with 44 runs and 16 RBIs. Couch ranks second in the PBC in runs scored, second with 23 stolen bases and seventh in walks with 26.
All-time, Bobcat Softball has had 61 All-PBC honorees, including 32 during head coach Jamie Grodecki's eight seasons.
The PBC Tournament Quarterfinals begin this weekend, with the No. 5-seed Bobcats in action Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m., taking on No. 4-seed Flagler College in Dahlonega.
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