Rec Sports celebrates this year’s participants with a cookout and ceremony

Rec Sports celebrates this year’s participants with a cookout and ceremony

Georgia College’s Rec Sports athletes celebrated the close of a huge year with a cookout and ceremony last week.

“We wanted to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our students,” said Drew Bruton, associate director of Wellness and Recreation. “Most of these students had their year cut short a couple of years ago and last year did not get to participate in a traditional setting due to COVID. Because of that, we wanted to make sure they knew we appreciated their effort throughout the school year with a celebration.”  

Both club and intramural sports teams and individual players were recognized for their outstanding efforts this year. Many teams finished the season ranked in the region and some even placed nationally.  

GC’s Club Baseball team currently ranks 5th in the nation. The Bass Fishing team is 16th and the Clay Target Team qualified for the national tournament.

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee finished third in the region and tennis was fourth.

Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse and Wakeboarding were added this year as club sports.

Club Sports are registered student organizations (RSO’s) that compete against other universities around the country in recreational activities.

For intramurals, more than 2,000 students participated in more than 4,000 games this year.

“An interesting fact for Georgia College, we have a 50% split rate of females versus males who participate in intramurals,” Bruton said. “The national average is about 93% male.”

The Women’s Flag Football team was state champions and finished third in the National Flag Football Tournament.

Men’s Flag Football was also state champions and placed second at the National Flag Football Tournament.

The Men’s Basketball team finished second in the region, while the women’s team placed fourth.

Several students were recognized for their individual accomplishments in Rec Sports:

  • Female Club Athlete of the Year - Olivia Dumas - Club Tennis 
  • Male Club Athlete of the Year - Noah Campbell - Bass Fishing 
  • Club Sports Team of the Year - Bass Fishing 
  • Meggie Hudson - All-State MVP – Intramural Women’s Flag Football
  • DeLayne Rotolo- All-State Player– Intramural Women’s Flag Football
  • Ann Jones - All-American Flag Football Player - Top 7 player in the country
  • Brice Davis - All-State MVP—Intramural Men’s Flag Football
  • Josh Hammond - All-State Player—Intramural Men’s Flag Football
  • Brice Davis - All-American Flag Football Player - Top 7 player in the country
  • Josh Hammond - All-American Flag Football Player - Top 7 player in the country
  •  Austin Sloan - All-Region Team—Intramural Men’s Basketball
  •  Jackson Baylark - All-Region Team—Intramural Men’s Basketball
  • DeLayne Rotolo - All-Region Team—Intramural Women’s Basketball
  • Claire Messer-Freshman Female Athlete of the Year
  • Eli Fritchman- Freshman Male Athlete of the Year
  • DeLayne Rotolo- Female Athlete of the Year
  • Brice Davis- Male Athlete of the Year -
  • Future Parents - Intramural Team of the Year

For more information on Rec Sports, visit https://www.gcsu.edu/wellnessrec.

Updated: 2022-05-02
Brittiny Johnson
brittiny.johnson@gcsu.edu
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Wellness & Recreation