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Georgetown College athletics is hosting a golf scramble Friday, Aug. 7 at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky. Tee off a 9 am for a day on the links to help Tiger athletics.
"We are pretty excited about this first general athletics scramble," said Associate Athletic Director Austin Sparks. "Kearney Hill has been great in helping us get this all set up, while Red State Barbecue has jumped on board as a sponsor."
Timing is everything and doors that appeared closed may not be. That is what Georgetown College women's basketball players Jessica Foster and Ashli Mayes learned through an exciting opportunity with Beyond Sports.
The two seniors-to-be were recommended to this organization for its upcoming women's basketball games in Costa Rica. The United States collects players from the NCAA Division II and III levels as well as NAIA, puts them together and travels to Costa Rica for three games against the country's national team.
"I'm really excited about this," Foster said. "It is a big deal and a great growing opportunity. To be at this level and get a chance with fellow Americans on this level to battle a country's national professional team is amazing. I'm excited to see how this all works out.
"It is also really great to be making this trip with my teammate and friend. We didn't think it was going to work out, but God has his own plan and ways of making things happen at the right time."
Georgetown College men's basketball has signed a part of its next class of players to add to the legendary program looking for a 25th straight trip to the NAIA Men's Division I Basketball National Tournament.
Coach Chris Briggs has brought in a solid mix of transfers and rookies through the early part of July.
Edson Avila, transferring from South Dakota, is the lone upperclassman currently coming in for the 2015-16 year. He joins Jordan Green, Henry Clay High School; Jacob Conway, Lincoln County High School; Eljay Cowherd, Bardstown High School; and Chris Coffey, Seneca High School.
"We are very excited about these young men joining the Georgetown basketball family," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "They are all quality student-athletes that have tremendous potential, both on and off the court. Each of these young men bring a different dynamic to our team, and I am eager to help them mesh with our returning players. I can't wait to get started with this group of newcomers in August."
Georgetown College cross country and track and field programs will have a new front face this season, however, Luke Garnett is no stranger to either programs. Long-time coach Todd McDaniel has decided to retire from coaching, for now, and Georgetown is pleased to announce Garnett as the new head coach.
"Luke is a natural fit for our program, and we are excited to have him on board," said Georgetown Director of Athletics Brian Evans. "He knows the school. He loves the school. He knows the student-athletes and loves helping them reach for new goals.
"It is never easy to lose a coach of the caliber of Todd, with his work ethic, passion and the way he cares about Georgetown and the student-athletes. However, we all understand the need to take a step back and focus on family. We wish him all the best and expect to see him around still. Since his graduation, he's had a hand in helping develop both of track and cross country programs. We know Georgetown will always be near and dear to his heart."
McDaniel, a 2002 GC graduate, became an assistant coach following graduation and has guided the cross country men's team since 2010 and took over the women's team in 2013. He was key in restarting the track and field program in 2005, where he coached the men since 2009 and took the women over in 2014.
Georgetown College football slate is set for the 2015 year. The Tigers will be road warriors this year with six of their 10 games away from Toyota Stadium, including the final three games of the regular season.
The last time GC had just four home games was in 2010. The team went 8-2 in the regular season and advanced to the national playoffs for the first time in several years.
The Tigers have nine Mid-South Conference games – five of which are East Divisional matchups. The season kicks off with a trip to Lebanon, Tenn. to face Cumberland University. Georgetown is 10-3 all-time against the Bulldogs. The team is 4-3 when playing in Lebanon.
GC opens at home Sept. 12 with its lone homestand of the season. The Tigers will have a rematch with No. 7 Lindsey Wilson College and then host Reinhardt University on Sept. 19. Both teams are in the West Division this season. Georgetown is 4-1 against the Blue Raiders with the lone loss a 35-28 setback at the end of regular season in 2014. This is just the second season of football at RU. The Eagles went 6-4, beating two ranked opponents and tallying a program high five-straight wins in their inaugural season.