GC Baseball’s Mills named to Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame Class for 2018-19

Bobcat Baseball Alum Justin Mills


MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce its 2018-19 class for the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame. The final of the two inductees is Georgia College Baseball alum Justin Mills.

A consensus First Team All-American in 2007, Mills was a fixture in the lineup for some of the best baseball teams in program history. He was the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Year in 2007 as well, leading the Bobcats to the PBC Regular-Season title by hitting .319 with 85 runs, 49 RBIs and 38 stolen bases. 

Mills owns the school record for triples with fellow GC Athletics Hall of Famer Keith Slocumb, and adds NCAA-era records for runs scored (226) and stolen bases (106). He owns the NCAA-era record for single season runs and steals as well, both coming in that epic 2007 campaign.

Mills will join previous inductees Jennifer Joiner and Keidra Baitey from softball, Phil Arp, John Kurtz, Rusty Kea, Greg Winters, Chris Carr, Slocumb and Tom Gorman from baseball, Duward Whelchel, Julia Roudkovskaya, Anna (Haggkvist) Sundstrom, Jay Torrence, Nancy Groesch, Lars Lindblom, Michelle Palethorpe and Lilia and Luiza Biktyakova from tennis, Robert Williams, Leonard Scott and Julius Joseph from men's basketball, Sherita Ballard and Betty Jaynes from women's basketball, David Robinson and Alex McMichael from golf, Missy (Thomas) Swicord, Martiny and Yeini (Gutierrez) Thompson from gymnastics, broadcaster Scott MacLeod, former athletic director and golf coach Michael Peeler, former athletic director and basketball coach Stan Aldridge and the 1981 National Champion Gymnastics Team.

Mills and softball alum Joni Frei and will be honored as part of the Alumni Awards Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 3. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit the alumni awards page at https://alumni.gcsu.edu/aw18 .

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