GC Volleyball Wins First Peach Belt Team Sportsmanship Award

GC Volleyball Wins First Peach Belt Team Sportsmanship Award

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team won its first team sportsmanship award Monday. The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) awards one school for each of the conference's 15 sports and recently announced the fall's five award winners.

"I am very proud of this group of student-athletes," head coach Gretchen Krumdieck said.  "We all experienced a lot of highs and some lows this season and knowing that we held ourselves to high standards is the icing on the cake."

Bobcat Volleyball had its best season in program history this year, finishing the year with a 17-14 record. Georgia College also hosted the 2016 PBC Championship Tournament in November. The Bobcats were eliminated in the quarterfinal round against USC Aiken.

The PBC presents the award "to the team in that sport that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class."

Georgia College was chosen by the other teams competing in the Peach Belt volleyball season. 

In June, the Peach Belt will award the school with the highest total sportsmanship points with the "PBC Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award."

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 social media for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.