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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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!
The Gordon State College baseball coaching staff has announced tryouts on Monday, June1st at 11:00AM.
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 necassary 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 will also have another tryout in the upcoming weeks.
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
Abbey Garner and Kayla Yunker were named to the GCAA All-Region Team for their performance during the 2015 spring softball season. Both Highlanders were second team selections and have now closed out their two-year career at Gordon State College. Garner was a force at the plate as she led the league with a .443 batting average. She produced 28 runs, 58 hits, 29 RBI's, and 2 home runs in her sophomore year. Yunker played center field for Head Coach Ally Hattermann and batted .293 on the season. Her numbers included 23 runs, 27 hits, 14 RBI's, and 3 home runs. "Both student-athletes were very deserving of the honor," said Hattermann. "I definitely appreciated their hard work and dedication to our softball program. They will truly be missed."
Congratulations Abbey and Kayla!
Baseball is now down to their final series of the 2015 spring season and it means everything. After dropping three out of four games to Georgia Highlands College, the Highlanders find themselves in a must-win situation with South Georgia State College. With weather in the upcoming forecast, GSC was forced to travel on Monday to Douglas for a 6:30 p.m. start. The final spot in the GCAA post-season tournament is still up for grabs but the Highlanders must produce a positive outcome in the four-game series with the Hawks. The magic number of wins is still undetermined but should be resolved once this week's conference series are completed. Any updates and final scores will be posted on the athletic website. Go Gordon!
Saturday's forecast for wet weather has once again forced a change for the Gordon State College baseball team. The Highlanders will now meet Georgia Highlands College at the East Cobb Complex for a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Friday. GSC will try to salvage their series with the Chargers after falling in the first two games. On Thursday in Barnesville, the Highlanders produced a late rally in the bottom of the ninth inning but it wasn't enough to overcome Georgia Highlands in Game Two. The Chargers registered a 7 - 6 victory and will now be looking to take the series this afternoon.