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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In the News...
6. 17. 2014 - Men's Basketball
Garett Sherman arrived on the Gordon State College campus in August, 2012, to begin the new women’s basketball program. Along with the coaching position, he would teach a variety of classes in the Health and Physical Education Department. The combination seemed to be the perfect fit since he already had classroom experience and a solid coaching background from the NJCAA ranks.
6. 12. 2014 - Baseball
Two former Gordon State College baseball players were selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball draft. Josh Wirsu, a junior pitcher at Georgia Southern University, was taken in the 30th round by the Redbirds who also picked Chase Raffield, a senior outfielder at Georgia State University, in the 37th round.
6. 3. 2014 - Baseball
Georgia Southern University and Kennesaw State University both made strong statements at the NCAA Division I Baseball Regional in Tallahassee, Florida, over the weekend. The Eagles dominated #5 national seed Florida State University with a 7 - 0 shutout while the Owls edged the Crimson Tide of Alabama 1 - 0. The two upsets created a matchup in the winner's bracket between Georgia schools GSU and KSU. The game would be everything you would expect between two in-state rivals.
5. 31. 2014 - Baseball
Former Highlander baseball standout Aaron Mizell belted a double during his first-at-bat against Florida State University in Friday's NCAA Tallahassee Regional. His hit brought in Pike County product Kody Adams and the Eagles were on their way to a 7 - 0 upset over the highly favored Seminoles in the Sunshine State. Mizell continues to be a force for Georgia Southern University. He extended his hit streak to 11 games and was 2 - 5 at the plate against Florida State. FSU also was the #5 national seed but will have to face the Alabama Crimson Tide to avoid elimination. In the winners bracket, Georgia Southern University (40 - 21) will meet cross-state rival Kennesaw State at 5 p.m. EST in Tallahassee. Saturday's game will be carried live by ESPN 3. The Owls defeated No. 2 seed Alabama 1 - 0 in the early game on Friday. The Eagles faced KSU twice in the regular season and lost both contests.
5. 29. 2014 - Men's Basketball
Garett Sherman has been named the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Gordon State College. He replaces Izzy Ingle who has accepted a job as head basketball coach at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah.
5. 23. 2014 - Baseball
Former Gordon State College baseball player Josh Wirsu did it again! After being a solid pitcher for Head Coach Travis McClanahan, he took his talents to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and didn't miss a beat for the Eagles. As part of the post-season awards announced by the Southern Conference, Wirsu was named 2014 Pitcher of the Year! Wirsu was tied for second in the league in wins with a 9 - 3 record this year. The junior right-hander from Harlem, Ga., also sported a 2.36 ERA and was holding opposing batters to a league-low .201 average. Wirsu struck out 80 batters on the season, tied for second in the SoCon, and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 of his 13 starts this year. He twice struck out 13 batters, doing so in a win over Davidson on March 29 and matching that total in a win over The Citadel the following week. Wirsu was named the SoCon pitcher of the week on April 7 after his complete game against the Bulldogs. What another amazing accomplishment. Congratulations Josh!
5. 23. 2014 - Softball
The National Junior College Athletic Association released the winners of the 2014 NJCAA Softball Marucci Elite Hitter awards Thursday. The awards are presented to the All-America nominee from each district with the highest batting average. Student-athletes throughout the country were part of this exclusive squad and Gordon State College's Hailey Burnham was one of 16 who received the honor. The freshman shortstop from Piedmont Academy was always an offensive threat at the plate and was Head Coach Ally Carter-Hattermann's top hitter. The First Team All-Region performer finished the season with a .422 batting average. Congratulations Hailey!
5. 22. 2014 - Women's Cross Country
Jennifer Parker was an outstanding runner for Head Cross Country Coach John Campbell. In 2011-12, she was named NJCAA Academic All-American and was Gordon State College's Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Two years have since passed but Parker has utilized her time wisely as she recently earned the 2013-14 Outstanding Scholar honor at GSC.
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