AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) has announced that the Georgia College Tennis teams and head coach Steve Barsby have won this year's PBC Women's and Men's Tennis Team Sportsmanship awards.
These awards are given after each championship season to the team in that sport that most exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship. These teams conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class.
The head coaches at each school that competes in that sport vote on the award. Both GC Men's and Women's Tennis programs bring in this honor for the fourth time in program history.
The Bobcat Women are working on a dynasty, winning it in each of the last four seasons, including Co-Sportsmanship Team of the Year with Francis Marion University in 2016-17. The GC Men previously won the honor in 2016-17, 2015-16 and took Co-honors in 2012-13 with Georgia Southwestern State University.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner 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.