“Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats basketball players standing, from left, are Charron Woodley (Rome, GA), Brecia Hall (Rome, GA), Alyssa Nichelson (Canton, GA), and Alisha Bridges (Calhoun, GA) lead the class in a cheer.”
“Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats basketball players standing, from left, are Charron Woodley (Rome, GA), Brecia Hall (Rome, GA), Alyssa Nichelson (Canton, GA), and Alisha Bridges (Calhoun, GA) lead the class in a cheer.”

Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats and Bobcats Face Covenant Thursday

(Rome, GA) – Georgia Northwestern has made plenty of headlines over the past two years on the JUCO level. The Lady Bobcats are back-to-back NJCAA Region XVII champions and looking for a third as region play begins in January.

However, as Lady Cats Head Coach Jim Williams looks at priorities for this “Three-Peat” season, he is clear on what’s near the top of the list. “Reaching out to our schools and our communities,” said Williams.

Wednesday morning, before their shoot-around session before their Cleveland State (TN) game in Rome, Georgia, the Lady Cats visited the kindergartners at Mrs. Evans’ Kindergarten Class at Main Elementary in the Rome City School System. “They talked to the kids about their priorities and how they can plan to do what’s right in their own classroom,” said Williams.

Williams, now in his fourth year at the helm of the Lady Cats, calls it a “Big Cats/Little Cats” initiative. “We are simply wanting to do our part by reaching out and sharing with our communities,” said Williams. “What’s important here is the mentoring, role-modeling, and achievement work we hope to do with all the kindergarteners, first-graders, and second-graders at this school.”

Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats Charron Woodley (Rome, GA), Brecia Hall (Rome, GA), Kiarra Parks (Cleveland, TN), Tiana Jones (Summerville, GA), Alyssa Nichelson (Canton, GA), and Alisha Bridges (Calhoun, GA) made the trip to Main Elementary for this particular event. “We have more things we are attempting to do in the near future,” said Williams. “We want to prioritize this season very carefully. Taking care of schools and our communities is a huge priority for this team.”

Both the Lady Cats and Bobcats Basketball programs travel to Covenant College (GA) tonight (12/12) to take on Covenant College JV for a non-conference warm-up. The Lady Cats will tip things off at Barnes Gymnasium at 6 p.m., the Bobcats will begin shortly after the conclusion of the women’s match at approximately 8 p.m.

For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, e-mail the Office of Sports Information at dfoley@gntc.edu, or call (706) 764-3813.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.