“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Happy June to everyone. Construction at Georgia State Stadium is progressing well. Summer camps are in full swing on campus. Everyone is proud of the year we just completed, but already focused on making 2017-2018 the best year in Georgia State Athletics.
First, I want to recognize and congratulate our student-athletes for a remarkable year in the classroom. This great news cannot be shared enough. Collectively, our kids posted a 3.3 GPA for the spring semester. Overall, we posted a 3.25 GPA for the year. This puts us in unparalleled company and I thank our coaches and staff for buying into the vision of academic achievement.
Secondly, I chose Churchill's quote for this month's writing to further refine our push to grow the Panther Athletic Club membership. Every kid, every coach, every team directly benefits from the donations made to the PAC. Ultimately, we will be as good as the people who support us want us to be. We are building something special here, but we need new donors every day to reach our full potential. Visit GeorgiaStateSports.com to donate.
Third, I want to recognize Dave Cohen, Mike Holmes, and Dr. Rankin Cooter for their tireless support of the Georgia State Athletics Hall of Fame. We are now in our third year of recognizing outstanding contributions to the athletics program and nominations for this year's class are being accepted. Again, go on line to learn how to nominate your favorite Panther.
Finally, mark your calendars for Thursday evening, August 17. This will be the first chance for us to show off the new stadium with a football practice under the lights. Updates will follow in the coming weeks.
As always, THANK YOU!
Director of Athletics