June 30, 2010

Cancer Awareness Day Huge Success Once Again

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team hosted its fifth annual Cancer Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, taking on Columbus State University as a capacity crowd was on hand for a doubleheader between the in-state rivals.

The annual event at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium raised $905.07, which was donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. The softball program would like to thank Columbus State for taking part in the event, and Campus Connection, the University Bookstore, for supporting the doubleheader.

Between games, North Georgia and Columbus State recognized cancer survivors and honored those who have passed from the deadly disease. Brent McGuire threw out the first pitch to his daughter, right fielder Courtney McGuire, in honor of his father who passed away in December.

The Saints used 7-0 and 7-4 victories to sweep the Cougars and clinch the program’s second straight Peach Belt Conference regular season championship on Cancer Awareness Day.

The Saints posted a 51-game winning streak before falling in the second round of the NCAA Division II College World Series, second longest streak in NCAA softball history at any level. North Georgia captured back-to-back Peach Belt Conference tournament titles in 2010, and advanced to the NCAA National Championships for the second time in as many years.