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SGTC Basketball thanks community

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

The South Georgia Technical College Jets and Lady Jets both posted their best seasons ever in 2014 and earned trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national basketball tournaments.

The Lady Jets finished the season with a 30 – 5 record and the Jets wound up 29 – 5.    

This was the first time ever that two teams had qualified to attend the national tournament in the same year from South Georgia Technical College and possibly from this community.  The Jets, Lady Jets, coaches, faculty, staff, and administrators from South Georgia Technical College would like to thank the many individuals from this community who helped support the team this season and also helped fund the national tournament trip.   

  "On behalf of everyone at South Georgia Technical College, I would like to say thank you," said South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves.     

South Georgia Technical College had less than two weeks from qualifying for the national tournaments to find the financial support needed to send two teams to the national tournaments.  The college had budgeted funds for the likelihood that one team would qualify, but was thrilled to learn that not one but two teams had earned the right to compete in the national tournaments, even though it doubled the costs.       

The Jets Booster Club is the fund-raising arm of the men's and women's basketball teams at South Georgia Technical College.  Their main purpose is to provide additional funding for the basketball teams and to encourage and support the men and women who participate in athletics at South Georgia Technical College.      

The Lady Jets amassed the most wins in a single season ever at South Georgia Technical College with 30 wins.  They also had the longest single season winning streak with 20 consecutive wins.  The Jets had their most wins in a single season this year with 29.

 

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