The Georgia Military College has signed it's first official female student athlete for the Women's Golf program scheduled to start competition in the Fall of 2108. Following her verbal committment on November 21st, Isabella Samples from Walnut Grove High School, located in Loganville Georgia, made it official yesterday by signing her National Letter of Intent to compete for the GMC Bulldogs next fall.
"As I mentioned when she verbally committed, I couldn't be more pleased than to have Isabella be a part of this new program here at GMC. She exemplifies the type of student athlete that we want to be representing GMC on the field of competition as well as in the classroom. She has a tremendous amount of upside with her golf game and we look forward to her helping us start the women's golf program and get it set in the right direction", stated Head Coach, Sean Gillespie.
"The recruiting process is going very to this point. We have two others that have committed and will be signing soon as well has we have 3 more visits before the holidays. I am very excited abotu the caliber player as well as character of each one of them. We are headed in the right direction and I am confident that we will be competitive in our first year", Gillespie mentioned.
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.