Rosters, Schedule Released for Bobcats, Lady Cats
(Rossville, GA) – With four seasons of collegiate athletics in the books at Georgia Northwestern, season five kicks-off with home-openers for the Bobcats and Lady Cats that are sure to supply the fireworks.
The Bobcats will host four-year college Hiwassee on November 3 at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.), the home of GNTC’s Men’s Basketball program. The Lady Cats will host Alabama power Snead State in its opener on November 5 at the Winthrop-King Centre in Rome, Georgia. The facility is on the campus of Shorter University.
The men’s and women’s schedule for Cats Country Basketball has 41 dates combined, complete with a pair of NJCAA Region Tournaments. Region XVII Tournaments for the Lady Cats and Bobcats will be held in at Emory-Oxford College in Oxford, Georgia on February 24-25 and March 1-3, respectively. The winner moves on to NJCAA District play with a chance for a birth into the NJCAA National Tournament in Loch Sheldrake, New York beginning March 15, 2012.
On October 22, the Lady Cats will be playing in a warm-up game at Model Middle School in North Georgia. The SCORE International Women’s Team out of the Dominican Republic will be their opponent. A portion of the proceeds will go to raise money for the ministry of SCORE International.
The Lady Cats come into their first full-fledged year in the NJCAA as the coaches’ pick for pre-season number one in Region XVII. Head Coach Jim Williams and his squad wrapped up 2010-11 with a conference win in the TCSGAA, Technical College System of Georgia Athletic Association. This year’s schedule is much more intense for the Lady Cats, as well as for Head Coach David Stephenson’s Bobcats.
Important dates on the Cats Country hardwood calendar this season include a Bobcat Food Drive on November 21, the Bobcat Blowout on December 3, a Toy Drive game on December 10, and a Breast Cancer Awareness game on January 10.
Two other dates the Bobcats have their eyes on will be determined soon. In January, Cats Country will be celebrating the fifth year of varsity collegiate athletics at GNTC with a special night commemorating their first year squad which earned a perfect 11-0 mark in its pilot season. Then, in February, the GNTC Athletics program will be honoring Stephenson on his 25th year of coaching.
For more information on Bobcat and Lady Cats Athletics at Georgia Northwestern, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706-764-3813. You may also e-mail Don Foley in the Office of Sports Information at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College, visit their website at GNTC.edu.
Georgia Northwestern Bobcats Roster
Head Coach: David Stephenson (5th Year)
Assistant Coaches: Mark Wiedenbenner & Tim Walthour
Graduate Assistant: Jesse Moore
# POS. NAME YR. HT. WT. HOMETOWN MAJOR
4 G Houston Moon FR. 6-1 160 Trenton, GA Medical Assisting
10 F Randy Boyd FR. 6-5 205 Chattanooga, TN Business Management
14 F Andre Towns FR. 6-5 190 Dalton, GA Automotive Technology
15 G Fernando Limus, Jr. FR. 5-9 190 Rome, GA Occupational Therapy Asst.
21 G Matt Woods SO. 6-1 165 Rising Fawn, GA Nursing
22 F Ray Hill, Jr. FR. 6-3 190 Cliffwood, NJ Social Work Assistant
23 G Justin Dempsey FR. 6-2 173 Ruleville, MS Nursing
32 G Ben Patton SO. 5-10 180 Trenton, GA Occupational Therapy Asst.
34 F Alex Miller FR. 6-3 225 Calhoun, GA Undeclared
40 C Bud Todd SO. 6-5 205 Trion, GA Early Childhood Education
44 C Robbie Chitwood FR. 6-6 215 Trenton, GA Criminal Justice
55 C Corey Fuleki FR. 6-4 265 Adairsville, GA Business Management
G Treas Jackson SO. 5-6 153 Ringgold, GA Criminal Justice
G Brandon Pratt FR. 5-7 145 Chattanooga, TN Early Childhood Education
Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats Roster
Head Coach: Jim Williams (2nd Year)
Assistant Coaches: Robbie Nash & Consuelo “Nanae” Saxton
# POS. NAME YR. HT. WT. HOMETOWN MAJOR
2 G Jasmine Heath FR. 5-3 124 Rome, GA Neuromuscular Therapy
3 F Brittany Daughtry FR. 5-8 160 Rome, GA Early Childhood Education
4 G Emily Cole FR. 5-5 145 Adairsville, GA Undeclared
5 F/G Joy Hoskins FR. 5-9 156 Rome, GA Early Childhood Education
10 G Mia Morrow SO. 5-1 110 Rome, GA Computer Support Specialist
12 F Charron Woodley FR. 5-9 142 Rome, GA Cosmetology
14 G Haley Groover FR. 5-3 120 Jasper, GA Medical Sonography
20 G Chasity McPherson FR. 5-2 105 Rockmart, GA Healthcare Science
21 F Kelsie Philpot SO. 5-7 185 Rockmart, GA Practical Nursing
24 F Kayci McGee SO. 5-10 160 Cedartown, GA Environmental Horticulture
32 F Jessica Williams SO. 5-11 142 Cherry Log, GA Early Childhood Education