July 27, 2009

North Georgia Athletics Remembers Jeremy Bouasy

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University Athletic Department is sad to announce that Jeremy Bouasy was killed in a single automobile car accident Saturday evening in Cornelia, Georgia. Bouasy was 24 years old.

Bouasy was found Monday morning after not reporting to work, and the sad news was passed along to the North Georgia athletic department.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bouasy family,” head men’s soccer coach Pat Parris said after hearing the news. “You will be missed and forever in our hearts and thoughts.  As you always say: Bless and Be Blessed!  I know that you will be watching over all of us in a much better place.”

Bouasy played three seasons for the Saints, scoring 18 goals and adding 15 assists, playing a single year in the NAIA before leading North Georgia into the NCAA. The Habersham, Ga., native was named SSAC Second-Team All-Conference in 2004, and earned Peach Belt All-Conference honors in 2006 after scoring eight goals and adding two assists.

“Jeremy was a terrific young man,” Athletic Director Randy Dunn said. “I firmly believe that everyone that knew Jeremy will remember him as a very enthusiastic, spirited, and happy person.”

Bouasy holds North Georgia career records in points, while sitting at the top of individual season records in goals, shots, and shots on goal.

“Jeremy's wonderful smile and great attitude will be just a few of the things I will always remember about his life, Dunn said. “My thoughts and prayers are with Jeremy's family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.”

Visitation for Jeremy will be Thursday and Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Whitefield Funeral Home in Demorest, Georgia. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Cornelia.