Bobcat Athletics wins GCSU's third PBC Sportsmanship Honor
T he Georgia College & State University Athletics Department is putting together a sportsmanship dynasty in the Peach Belt Conference.
The PBC announced its year-end awards last week in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with GCSU taking the PBC Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award for the third time in the last six years. The annual honor is given to the institution displaying the best overall sportsmanship for the 2022-23 season.
"Our sportsmanship all starts with our coaches recruiting outstanding student-athletes," said Bobcat Director of Athletics Wendell Staton. "Our entire organization collectively understands the responsibility of representing the university, our families and ourselves. I am very proud of the commitment we have to fair play, as well as honoring our competitors and the games that we play."
This honor is voted on each year by the other 10 members of the Peach Belt Conference and goes to the school that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship, a high degree of integrity, character and class.
With a history beginning in 2008-09, the Bobcats won the trophy for the first time in 2016-17, ending a six-year run for Flagler College. GCSU took the award again in 2020-21. The Bobcats rank second in PBC history by taking the honor three times.