MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Athletic Department held its annual senior banquet Thursday night, with athletic department seniors getting together for as a group for the last time prior to graduation this Saturday.
Bobcat Athletics also gave out its year-end awards.
Senior Female Athlete of the Year was given to Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, California) of the GC Soccer team. Barys was a four-year starter for Georgia College, tallying 16 career goals. Barys was an Academic All-American in her senior season, and the first PBC Elite 15 honoree in program history.
GC’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award went to GC Basketball’s Terrell Harris (Indiantown, Florida). Harris had the best single season in GC Men’s Basketball history, Earning DII Bulletin All-America and PBC Player of the Year. He finished his career as the leading scorer in the NCAA era of basketball at Georgia College, and a single-season scoring average that was third-best in conference history.
The John Kurtz Award for top senior contributor to the GC Baseball program was given to second baseman Dylan Cook (Portola Valley, California). Cook was named the program’s first Rawlings Gold Glove recipient in 2015, and was All-Region and All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) as well. The award is named after the founding father of Georgia College Baseball, coach John Kurtz.
The Dr. Michael Peeler Award for top senior contributor to the GC Golf program went to David Sullivan (Woodstock). Sullivan was a four-year starter for Bobcat Golf, earning All-PBC status in 2014-15.
Sara Jo Branan was given the Bill Childers Award for top supporter of GC Athletics. Branan was long-time advisor of the cheerleaders at Georgia College in the Colonial days, supports all of the sports programs and has provided a number of historical artifacts to the athletic department.
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.