GC Men’s Cross Country Team Earns Academic Honors

GC Men’s Cross Country Team Earns Academic Honors


NEW ORLEANS, La. – The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently announced its end-of-season academic awards, with four members of the Georgia College Men's Cross Country team earning a spot on the Division II All-Academic Individual list.

In order to qualify for the award, individual honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater and must have finished among the top-30 percent of total eligible runners at his regional championship and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championship meet.

Freshman Quillian Holland (Dublin, Georgia) received the honor for the first time this season while junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford, Georgia), junior Collin Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) and sophomore Brennan Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) earned a spot on the list for the second time in their collegiate careers.

With four Bobcats making the cut, Georgia College placed more on the list than any other Peach Belt Conference (PBC) program.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup and the 2017 PBC Sportsmanship Institution of the Year, 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.