Shortstop/Second Baseman
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Acworth, Ga.
High School: Harrison/Young Harris


AT GEORGIA STATE: Three-year infielder with a career batting average of .300 ... Played in more than 100 games and contributed clutch hitting ... Career totals include 12 doubles, four triples and 34 RBI with a .420 on-base percentage ... Earned the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award for 2012-13 ... Earned his degree in May 2014.

2014: Played in 49 games, including 36 starts, either at second base or designated hitter ... Hit .246 with 16 RBI ... Contributed five doubles and scored 20 runs.

Went 5-for-11 with three RBI in Illinois series ... Provided the walk-off hit in GSU’s 6-5 Opening Day victory over Illinois (2-14-14) with a 10th-inning single. Also drove in GSU’s first run of the game ... Collected five hits and drove in four in two games vs. Alabama A&M ... Had two RBI vs. Arkansas State (4-27-1) ... Drew a walk in GSU’s ninth-inning rally against the Red Wolves (4-26-14) to help the Panthers tie the game and eventually win it in the 10th.

2013: Starting second baseman who batted .349 with 18 RBI in 35 games ... Season was cut short by a broken hand, suffered April 20 at James Madison ... Led the team with six sacrifice bunts ... Had 11 multi-hit games, including three outings with three hits ... Hit .439 in 12 conference games ... Fielded at a .963 clip.

Drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift GSU over Kennesaw State, 3-2 (4-16-13) ... One of the heroes of GSU’s win over Georgia (2-26-13) sixth inning that provided two key insurance runs in the Panthers’ 10-7 victory ... Played a key role as GSU rallied from 10-1 deficit to defeat Old Dominion, 12-10 (3-16-13); with the Panthers down by one in the ninth, he drew a two-out walk and then came around to score the tying run.
Knocked in a career-high three runs vs. Grambling (2-24-13) ... Equalled that with three RBI in win over George Mason (3-9-13) ... Drove in two runs and scored four in win over Alabama State (3-27-13) ... Went 3-for-3 the following game at Delaware (3-29-13).

2012: Impact newcomer appeared in 44 games, making 29 starts as a utility infielder ... Finished third on team with a .314 batting average ... Posted highest on-base percentage, .390 among Panthers with 100-plus at-bats ... Drove in 16 runs and scored 14 times ... Belted four doubles and two triples ... Had 10 multi-hit games.

Had two hits, including first career base-knock, two RBIs and two runs scored in GSU’s stunning 11-run, ninth-inning comeback victory over Northeastern (3-16-12) ... Had three hits in a game three times, including against the Huskies (3-18-12) and at George Mason (3-31-12 in CAA play ... Scored two and drove in two in three different contests ... One of two triples came in league play at Towson (4-20-12), part of season-high four total bases on the day ... Defensively, tied for second on the club with 77 assists and added 48 putouts.

2010 (Young Harris): Played one season for coach Rick Robinson at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four seasons for coach Mark Elkins at Region 5-AAAAA Harrison High School in Acworth, Ga. ... Named second-team all-county for his senior season by the Marietta Daily Journal ... Belted two home runs in one game, going 3-for-3 with six RBI ... Helped lead team to a 25-1 record and region championship in junior season ... Played multiple years with the East Cobb, Ga. Titans at the club level ... Also played football in high school.

PERSONAL: Gregory Brian Bowder was born Aug. 30, 1991 to Richard and Theresa Bowder in Kennesaw, Ga. ... Has one older sister, Kaylee ... Majoring in managerial science.

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