Monday, November 20th will be a historic day to look back on several years down the road as the Georgia Military College Women's Golf program got committments from it's first two female student athletes. Abigail Summersill from Orange Park, Florida and Isabella Samples from Loganville, Georgia made it official on Monday in committing to the new Women's Golf program and GMC. Both of them will be bringing plenty of golf game to Milldegville this coming fall of 2018 as they both have expereinced some succes and are still only going to get better as they continue to work and mature. Not only have they been successful on the golf course but both of them have been actively invovled in trying to impact their communities through FCA and local ministries.
"I can't tell you how excited we are to have had our first two GMC Women's Golf commits be both of these young ladies. We could not have had a better start to our program then having Abigail and Isabella decide to attend and compete for the Bulldogs of GMC. I knew from the very first time I met with them and their families what type of caliber student athlete we would be getting if they committed to attending. I have been able to play with both of them and I am very excited about not only where they are at now with their golf games, but the growth and potential that I see in them. I am very pleased that they were the first to step up and commit to the new golf program. We are blessed to have first class facilities to practice at, a first class classroom experience and an administration that is support of our continued development of women's athletics at GMC. There is alot more work to do but we are off to a great start with Abigail and Isabella", commented Head Coach, Sean Gillespie.
The GMC Women's Golf program will begin it's inaugural season in the Fall of 2018 and will compete as a NJCAA Division I athletic program with a goal to have 7-8 on its roster. The GMC Athletic Department has experience unpredendented success over the past several years highlighted by the Men's Golf team winning the NJCAA Division III National Championship this past season. "As we looked to expand our athletic opportunities for female student athletes, it was very clear that with the current success of the men's team, the local support from Reynolds Plantation for practice and the gifting of the Mason Golf Performance Lab (indoor facility) it was clear that the time was right for Women's Golf", stated Director of Athletics, Bert Williams.