The national-champion Georgia Gwinnett men’s and women’s tennis programs receives formal recognition by the City of Lawrenceville and Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson at the City Council meeting held at City Hall on Clayton Street.
“It was an amazing experience to be recognized by the City of Lawrenceville and the Mayor,” stated GGC head coach Chase Hodges. “We certainly appreciate the support of our local community and all the city does to provide championship opportunities here in Lawrenceville.”
The formal recognition, which is the first-ever public recognition of a GGC Athletics’ championship, honored the Grizzlies’ 2016 NAIA National Championships won by both the men’s and women’s programs in Mobile, Ala., in May of this year.
“It is a privilege to have these great examples of students and citizens representing the City of Lawrenceville,” stated Mayor Johnson. “Not only are they excelling on the court, but also in the classroom, and this makes us particularly proud.”
During the City Council meeting, Mayor Johnson highlighted the Grizzlies’ championship season, recognized the men’s team for winning three titles in a row, acknowledged the women’s team for its second championship in three seasons, and challenged both squads to defend each of their titles and make a return trip back to City Hall in May with the trophies.
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photos by Rob Reilly, GGC’s Official Photographer