April 21, 2011 Volume CXXIX Issue 12

GC sports take center stage

Sports Editor

GC football is ready to get back to the hard practices this Spring.

The year has come and the year has now gone. Georgetown has been through a lot this year on-campus with racial tension and spending money (what?!). Lost in the hoopla and madness that has been the school year, we so often forget about what our athletic teams have accomplished on the field and the hardwood.

It is a true statement that GC is one of the most accomplished and prestigious athletic colleges in the nation in the NAIA, but what was accomplished by our athletic teams this year warrants a second glance. So, to close out the year, I want to take a look back at what was accomplished by our athletic teams this year.

The football team played so well this year. They were perfect: they were 6-0 in conference play and ended the season in the postseason with a three-point loss to Mid-America Nazarene. They were also undefeated at home and return with a loaded roster this season. They are one of the pre-season favorites in the NAIA and are ranked 12th in the preseason poll.

Coach Susan Johnson has led the Tigers to many victories and stepped down after the season was over.

The volleyball team was one to watch this year and they certainly lived up to expectations. Coming off a season where the Tigers finished second in the nation, expectations were high and at times, it looked as if things were going to crumble: the team hit a skid after starting 8-0 when they lost six of seven matches to drop to 9-6. However, they were able to pull together and finish with a 25-12 record and a Mid-South Conference regular season title.

Coach Happy led his Tigers to an immaculate record this season. S

The women’s soccer team had a very good season this past year, finishing with a 13-7 record and a 6-2 MSC record. They finished strong with six straight wins including a 4-2 win in the MSC Semi-finals against the University of the Cumberlands.

The women’s and men’s basketball team both had outstanding seasons with two of the best coaches in the NAIA. The women started the season on the right foot, winning four of their first six games; however things only went downhill from there. They then went on separate five and eight game losing streaks. They managed to get things together however and send head coach Susan Johnson out on a positive note; winning five of their last seven games and playing their way into the six seed in the MSC Tournament. The men, on the other hand, were on the winning side nearly every time last season and made an immaculate run to the Fab Four of the NAIA. They ended the season with a 32-5 record, an MSC Title and another winning season.

The volleyball team succeded in giving coach Griffin another good season.

Currently, both the baseball and the softball teams are making waves in the MSC. The baseball team finished the regular season with a 29-22 record and nabbed the overall third seed in the MSC tournament this next weekend. They will face West Virginia Tech in the first round of the tournament. The softball team has been at the top tier of the conference thus far this season and have several games left before the postseason. They recently lost two games to Campbellsville and trail Lindsey Wilson in the conference.

GC has been the class of the MSC this season and has won with character and integrity and lost with grace and dignity. Go out and support the Tigers in their athletic endeavors as our teams continue to don the orange and black with a competitive edge, passion and pride. We’ll see you next season.


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