Bailey Clark, Sports Information Student
AUGUSTA, Ga.- The Georgia College Men's Tennis Team was awarded the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Team Sportsmanship Award.
This award is given out after every season to the team who conducts themselves with honor, integrity and class. This award is a great honor as the team selected was chosen by their rivals around the conference. Each team awards sportsmanship points to their opponents as they play each other throughout the season, and the school with the most points at the end of the regular season is presented with the award.
"I am very proud of our men's team," said head tennis coach Steve Barsby. "Winning this award with such a young team shows how our new players have come in and bought into what our program and university is all about, striving to be excellent on the court and in the classroom while doing it with respect and class on a daily basis."
This is the fifth time in history that Bobcat Men's Tennis has earned this honor with the previous time coming in 2020. With this honor this brings GC's sportsmanship award honors to 24 for second in PBC history as the award started in 2008-09.
GC Athletics is now two-time winners of both the PBC Commissioner's Cup and the league's sportsmanship honor. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' continued appearances in postseason competition as well as high-level academic success and community-service involvement. Bobcat Athletics holds to the mantra of "Graduating Champions for Life". Sign up at @GCBobcats on all social media outlets for up-to-the-minute reports.