KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches (USC) recently announced that the Georgia College Soccer team received Silver status in the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award program for the Fall 2017 season.
These awards recognize a total of 162 college and high school teams across the country for exhibiting fair play, sporting behavior, and adherence to the laws of the game. The Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award is given to USC members at four levels, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. Levels are based on a percentage calculated by the total number of cards received by players and coaches divided by the team's total number of games played.
Georgia College's outstanding sportsmanship on and off the field gave them the honor of joining the University of North Georgia as the only two Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools to receive the national recognition.
This has been a normal occurrence for the Bobcats under head coach Hope Clark, receiving the honor five out of the past six seasons (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017).
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.