Bobcats Prepare For Season Six

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(Rock Spring, Georgia) – A pair of Georgia Northwestern student-athletes has earned NJCAA All-Region honors for the 2011-2012 season.

Coaches within the NJCAA’s Region XVII selected freshman Bobcat forward Alex Miller to the All-Region First Team squad (Gordon Central) and sophomore Bobcat guard Ben Patton (Dade County) to the All-Region Second Team squad.

Miller, a 6-foot-5 forward from Calhoun, Georgia, was among the region leaders with 14 points and eight rebounds a game during his first year of varsity basketball on the collegiate level. Patton, a 5-foot-10 shooting guard from Trenton, Georgia, set several records from behind the three-point line this past season.

Patton would lead the region in three-pointers and set a college record for the long-distance strikes in a single game with nine versus Johnson University during a December road game to the Knoxville, Tennessee campus.

“We only lose two players this year in Ben (Patton) and Matt (Woods),” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. “With student-athletes like Alex already in place for the 2012-13 season, we’ll look really good this year. Recruiting has been very good to us. I plan to have all the new pieces in place by the end of the school year.”

Next season will mark the sixth year of student-athletics at Georgia Northwestern. For more information on Bobcat Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu.