The Valdosta State Football team was selected to finish third in the Gulf South Conference while eight Blazers garnered preseason All-GSC honors in a vote of the coaches, according to an announcement made by the league office on Tuesday.
Since the football program's existence - that's since 1982 - Valdosta State hasn't had its own practice facility. It would take hours each week just to go to and from their usual off-campus practice grounds. On Friday, that officially changed.
The football and first-year women's soccer teams
Valdosta State men's tennis player Philip Pakebusch has been named one of the top five male student-athletes in the Gulf South Conference as the conference announced Friday that the senior has been named a GSC "Top Ten" Award winner.
As a junior, Marti Littlefield made great strides on defense and continued her offensive prowess, finishing the year hitting .380. The work paid off as she earned her second All-American nod in three seasons.