MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its year-end awards banquets Thursday night for tennis and softball, and despite being over 230 miles apart, members of the Georgia College Women’s Tennis and Softball Teams brought in the Peach Belt Conference’s (PBC) highest academic honor.
Senior Macy Polk (Powder Springs) of the Bobcat Tennis team and junior Hannah Coursey (Sugar Hill) of Bobcat Softball were named the conference’s Elite 15 Award winners for their respective sports.
The honor is given to the individual with the top GPA among the student-athletes at the championship site. Polk owns a 3.89 in chemistry with a minor in biology, while Coursey boasts a 4.0 in accounting, minoring in finance.
The most recent Elite 15 honoree for Georgia College was GC Volleyball’s Katie Ray (Cumming) during the 2016 PBC Volleyball Championship.
Both GC Tennis and Bobcat Softball are back in action Friday, April 21 at their respective PBC Tournament appearances. Bobcat Tennis takes on Armstrong State University at 9 a.m., while GC Softball hosts Young Harris College at 4 p.m. at the Peeler Complex on the GC Campus.
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