In between working hard on the course to prepare for the upcoming spring season and maintaining one of the highest team GPA’s at Georgia State, the women’s golf team has also been working on in the community.

The team recently delivered stuffed animals to the children at Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital. Head coach Cathy Mant also recently spoke to the Locust Grove Elementary School girls club about education, college and career choices.

“I am so happy to see that my team has embraced the needs of those who are less fortunate,” Mant said. “Our ladies helped put a big smile on the faces of many children at Hughes Spalding Children' Hospital of Atlanta by handing out stuffed animals. We know that these small gestures can make such a big difference.”

While at Locust Grove Elementary, Mant spoke to a young group of third to fifth graders. While discussing the importance of education, college and a career path, the girls also shared their vision about their own potential careers. 

Many in the group discussed their choices of becoming a teacher, a scientist, a singer-song writer, pediatrician, a paramedic and even the owner of an orphanage. Coach Mant encouraged everyone in the group to continue to follow their dreams in whatever fields they decide to pursue.

Georgia State will open the spring season Feb. 20-21 at the Amelia Island Collegiate.

Seven of eight members of the team earned academic honors during the fall semester as the Panthers finished the semester with a 3.71 GPA, second-highest among all female sports during the semester.