Columbus State Community College Men’s Basketball Team

Columbus State Community College Men’s Basketball Team


In the midst of another basketball season
– the Columbus State Cougars are scoring on the court and in the classroom. It didn’t take long for the men to make
a mark. With just one loss in the first few weeks of the season they had achieved a national
top-12 ranking in Division Two for junior colleges. Pat Carlisle, Men’s Basketball Coach: Team
chemistry is a huge thing: Having the team on the same page and what that plan is. And
it ultimately comes down to players have to make plays to win. To do that you have got
to play hard. Coach Carlisle has had an impressive run at
Columbus State – including 100 wins within five seasons. And his team qualified for the
national tournament two years in a row including a finish as runners-up in the 2008 championship
game. However, Carlisle stresses academic success alongside scoring success. Daily study
tables before practice are mandatory. Bernie Agnew, Freshman Guard, 3.3 GPA: The
responsibility of grades is real important to emphasize for everybody to get their grades
in basically so we can all prosper later in our careers Glenn Cosey, Freshman Point Guard, 3.7 GPA:
They’re real big because sometimes you don’t feel like doing homework, but when you get
at study table you have no choice. The focus pays off. During the autumn 2010
quarter the team’s GPA averaged a 3.1 percent – a new high. The team hasn’t lost a player
to academic ineligibility in four seasons. With another season off to a good start, these
cougars plan to keep scoring big – on the court – and off.

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