Name of School: Georgia Southwestern State University
Location: 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr. Americus, GA 31709
Founded: 1906
Enrollment: 3,100
President: Dr. Neal Weaver
Faculty Representative: Dr. Michele Ragsdale
Nickname: Hurricanes
Colors: Navy and Old Gold
Conference: Peach Belt Conference (PBC)
National Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Director of Athletics: Mike Leeder
Head Athletic Trainer: Shannon Greene-Spanolios
Sports Information Director: Keith Michlig
Athletic Staff: view staff 

:: GSW Athletic Department Mission

The Athletics Department envisions its mission within the context of the principles of the mission statement of the University. The mission of the Athletics Department is to complement the development of our student-athletes as they prepare for successful careers, leadership roles, productive citizenship, and satisfying quality of life.

The University’s commitment to the optimal development of each student is an integral part of the Athletics Department’s goals and a primary consideration in our service to student-athletes and the University community. The Athletics Department strives to provide an educational experience that fosters the development of the whole person intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

The Intercollegiate Athletics programs shall play a vital role in the student-athletes’ academic pursuits by providing an encouraging environment in which the principles of amateur athletics, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, emotional maturity, and personal responsibility are emphasized. These principles will be promoted within the context of compliance with the University, Conference, and NCAA policies (including equitable opportunity for women and underrepresented minorities or groups). All Athletics Department decisions and activities will be guided by concern for the general welfare of the student-athletes and supporters.