Georgia Gwinnett College Athletics gets gold rating

The Georgia Gwinnett College Office of Athletics has been singled out for national distinction, earning the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Five-Star Institution Award, as announced by the NAIA national office August 30.

GGC is one of 74 institutions to receive the gold distinction for the 2017-18 athletic season, based on excellence in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment.

Georgia Gwinnett College athletic teams enjoyed success in the classroom and athletic field during the 2017-18 school year. All six programs advanced to the national tournament level in NAIA competition, with the men’s and women’s tennis teams earning national championships.

Off the field, four GGC teams were named NAIA Scholar Teams, four student-athletes were named Google Cloud Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America and a total of 95 student-athletes earned distinction on the Director of Athletics’ Honor Roll. Men’s tennis player Kevin Konfederak was the College Division At-Large Academic All-American of the Year, a first for the athletic department.

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