College Sports

Georgia College’s keys in running for major NCAA honor

Former Georgia College women’s basketball standout Shanteona Keys is among the candidates for the 2014-15 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The award honors athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Nearly 500 women have been nominated, 93 from Division II. The winner will be announced on Oct. 18.

Keys departed Georgia College as one of the most decorated student-athletes in Peach Belt Conference history.

Winner of the women’s basketball PBC Elite 15 Award for the second time this past March, she graduated with a degree in mass communication and a 4.00 GPA.

The Roswell native was named a Capital One Academic All-American twice and a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award.

She also served as the PBC’s representative on the national SAAC Committee for the past three years and has been featured in NCAA Champion Magazine.

Named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll all four of her years, Keys was also named to the WBCA Allstate Good Works team this past year, one of 10 women’s basketball players from all three divisions and the NAIA to be so recognized.

She was equally impressive on the court and leaves as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,822 career points, sixth-highest in PBC history.