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February 23, 2012

PBC Releases Men's and Women's Basketball All-Academic Teams

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the men's and women's basketball All-Academic team from the conference office in Augusta. The teams are part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 29 NCAA Division II National Championships. 13 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2009-10 members are Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2011-12 Women's Basketball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Mia Antoine USC Aiken
Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
3.799 Communications
Jessica Bivins Georgia Southwestern Sr. Orlando, Fla. 3.41 Exercise Science
Brittany Bowen USC Aiken Jr. Ellicot City, Md. 3.387 Exercise & Sport Science
DeDe Cotten UNC Pembroke Sr. Fayetteville, N.C. 3.497 Health Promotions
Kristen Dickerson Francis Marion Jr. Columbis, S.C. 3.383 Management
Jen Knurek Flagler Jr. Orlando, Fla. 3.67 Psychology/Sociology
Porsha Martin USC Aiken Soph. Douglasville, Ga. 3.446 Biology
Briana McFarland Armstrong Jr. Dallas, Ga. 3.65 Radiological Sciences
Charlea Owen Flagler Sr. St. Augustine, Fla. 3.80 Business Administration
Daniela Tarailo USC Aiken Jr. Crown Point, Ind. 3.354 Biology

Honorable Mentions: Marie Taylor, Flagler; Taylor Welch, Montevallo

2011-12 Men's Basketball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Elijah Hayes Flagler Soph. Marietta, Ga. 3.34 Economics
David Pruett
Lander
Jr. Sugar Hill, Ga.
3.50 Mass Communications
Jesse Seilern USC Aiken Soph. Innsbruck, Austria 3.534 Business Administration
Andrew Smith Francis Marion Sr. South Milwaukee, Wisc. 3.404 Management Info Systems