Georgia Southern University provides nearly 400 student-athletes who play in one of the 17 Division-I varsity programs with not only the opportunity to earn a college education but to also grow as an individual, give back to the community and positively represent the University for a lifetime.
With some of the highest grade point averages in the history of Georgia Southern athletics, students have found a way to balance playbooks and textbooks. Their academic accomplishments have gained nationwide recognition and were recently honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America, Intercollegiate Tennis Association, College Sports Information Directors of America, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America and Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
However, these honors aren’t possible without scholarships. To ensure the successful trend and to maximize student-athletes’ potential, the Athletic Foundation has introduced two new initiatives, the Champion Society and True Blue 120.
The Champion Society is the Eagle Fund’s highest giving level. As a five-year commitment, members of the Champion Society have pledged a minimum of $50,000 to the annual fund. To celebrate their dedication to the athletics program, members receive a tailored Champion Society jacket. With five members the inaugural year, the Society grew to 15 members in 2016 and already has new members committed for 2017.
While giving to the highest level isn’t a viable option for everyone, the Foundation introduced True Blue 120 to raise awareness of the Eagle Fund. True Blue 120 encourages current members to continue their commitment or give the gift of the Eagle Fund and invites new members to invest in the future of student-athletes by giving a minimum of $120 a year.
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