Gordon State College currently participates in six intercollegiate sports – three for women and three for men. Women's sports include cross country, soccer, and fast-pitch softball while men compete in cross country, basketball, and baseball. Gordon State College also offers swimming as a club sport for women and men.
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Another former Highlander baseball player was selected in the 2015 Major League Draft as Aaron Mizell was taken in the 32nd round by the Houston Astros. The McRae, Georgia, native completed his final two years of eligibility in the outfield at Georgia Southern University. In 2015, he led the Eagles with 12 home runs along with posting a .292 batting average. Mizell's combined two-year totals at GSU tallied 25 home runs, 93 RBI's, and a .301 batting average. At Gordon State College, he was named All-Conference twice and was named to the NJCAA Division I College World Series All-Tournament team as a freshman. Congratulations Aaron!
Former Gordon State College standout Grant Massey was drafted Wednesday in the 26th round by the Chicago White Sox. Massey just completed his collegiate career at Lipscomb University (TN) where he was a two-year starter at shortstop. In 2015, he led the team in three statistical categories including batting average (.345), hits (79), and stolen bases (18). The Bison finished the year with a 39 - 20 record and were eliminated in post-season play at the Vanderbilt regional in Nashville. Congratulations Grant!
The Gordon State College baseball coaching staff has announced tryouts on Wednesday, June 10th at 11:00 AM.
The Gordon State College baseball coaching staff is having a tryout for the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 team, underclassmen are welcome. Any player that would like to tryout will need to be at the Gordon State College baseball field 10 - 15 minutes early to fill out a player information questionnaire and a liability waiver. It is recommended but not necessary for players to provide the coaching staff with GPA and SAT/ACT scores, and transcripts are preferred. The tryout will consist of a timed 60 yard dash, players fielding and throwing from their positions, batting practice, and pitchers throwing a bullpen. Please check this web site for cancellation of this tryout due to weather. The coaching staff will announce any changes on this website. For those who cannot attend this tryout, the Gordon State College baseball coaching staff may have another tryout in the upcoming weeks.
Former Gordon State baseball standout Aaron Mizell is one of 18 finalists for the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby Fan's Choice Award and voting is now open at FansChoiceAward.com. Mizell closed out his collegiate career as a two-year starter at Georgia Southern University and capped off his senior season with solid numbers across the board. He led the Eagles with 12 home runs and posted a .292 batting average while recording 12 doubles, 40 RBI's along with a .539 slugging percentage.
The annual award recognizes college baseball players for their inspiring accomplishments on and off the baseball field. Finalists must demonstrate leadership, commitment in all aspects of life, stay active in the community and dedicated in the classroom. The winner will be determined by fans through Facebook voting and will be honored at the 2015 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. Fans can view profiles of the finalists and vote daily by visiting www.fanschoiceaward.com
The first round of voting ends on June 8. The top-8 student-athletes advance to the second round of voting, which runs June 8-15. The final round of voting begins on June 15 and the winner will be announced on June 22. Good Luck Aaron!
Courtesy of Georgia Southern University Athletics
It has been quite a softball career for former Gordon State College standout Meagan Stover! The pitcher from Union Grove (GA) High School played two years at GSC and ended her junior college eligibility at the 2012 NJCAA Division I College World Series in St. George, Utah. To qualify for the event, the Highlanders won the 2012 GCAA Region Championship in a thriller against Darton State College. For her efforts, she was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Stover will now end her collegiate career as a senior at the University of North Georgia in another national event. The Nighthawks are in Oklahoma City for the NCAA Division II College World Series and play the University of Indianapolis in the first round on May 21. After transferring from the University of West Georgia, Stover finished the regular season at UNG with a 6 - 2 record while sporting a solid 1.40 ERA on the mound. She'll have another shot at a national championship as the winner will be crowned on May 25 at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC. Congratulations and Good Luck Meagan!
Three Gordon State College baseball student-athletes added their names to the 2015 GCAA Gold Glove Team. Nine players earned their spot on the squad by having the highest fielding percentage at their position in Region XVII. The selections for the Highlanders included Ty Hobbs (First Base), Jesus Monserrat (Second Base), and Kane Keith (Pitcher). All three student-athletes are now eligible for the national Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award. GSC also has a proud history with the top honor as two former Highlanders were winners of the national award during the last six years. Blake Parrott won his gold glove in 2009 while Tyler Hutch garnered the award in 2013. As far as the 2015 squad, Gordon State College had the most selections of any Region XVII institution. Congratulations Ty, Jesus, and Kane!
After a full season of spring baseball, the last playoff spot in the GCAA post-season tournament came down to the final game of the year. Gordon State College needed a win while Georgia Highlands needed a loss for the Highlanders to claim the #6 seed. GSC did their part on Saturday as they won the second game of the doubleheader 10 - 6 against the Hawks of South Georgia State College. However, Georgia Highlands defeated West Georgia Tech to literally edge Gordon State for the final spot. Without playing a full season due to wet fields and rain outs, entry into the post-season was based on the team's winning percentage in conference play. With the results from Saturday's finale, the Highlanders lost out by the slightest of margins and missed it by .037. A hard way to end the season!
The Gordon State College women's soccer program has announced an open tryout for Saturday, May 9. The tryout will start promptly at noon and will be held at the Athletic Complex on the GSC campus. It is open to all current college students along with high school seniors and juniors. All participants must be in proper athletic attire. Any questions should be directed to Head Women's Soccer Coach Scott Henderson.
It's an old saying but it best describes the status of the Gordon State College baseball team as they enter the final weekend of the 2015 regular season. With four teams already secure in the upcoming GCAA post-season tournament, the Highlanders have their work cut out for them as they host South Georgia State College (31 - 19) on Friday at 8:15 p.m. for a nine-inning game. It's the first contest of a three-game weekend series which will decide any further play for GSC. The Hawks won the first game against the Highlanders on Monday and are one of the four teams that have already clinched a post-season berth. With five teams fighting for the two remaining play-off spots, the picture will become much clearer once all conference play is completed in the next two days. Gordon State will close out the regular season on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Go Gordon!
You can now add one more former Highlander to the growing list of successful student-athletes from Gordon State College. On Sunday, the All-Gulf South Conference softball team was announced and University of West Georgia senior first baseman Amanda Voyles earned Second Team honors.
The senior from Covington, Ga., was second on the team with a .326 batting average, playing and starting in every game for the Wolves this year. She had 46 hits in 141 at-bats on the year and scored 24 runs. Of the 46 hits, 15 were for extra bases, as she was tied for second on the team in doubles with 10 and third in home runs with five. She had a .504 slugging percentage on the year and was a rock at first base, committing just five errors contrasted with 293 put-outs. Voyles also had a solid first season with the Wolves with a .285 batting average, and now leaves West Georgia with 15 career doubles, seven home runs, 47 runs scored and 44 RBI's. The award is her first at UWG.
Highlander fans will remember Voyles as a scholar athlete and a member of the 2012 region championship squad at Gordon State College. That same team represented the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association at the 2012 NJCAA Division I College World Series in St. George, Utah.
Courtesy of University of West Georgia Athletics