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February 19, 2014

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

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.

The 23 women's basketball players and 11 men's players represent the most honorees ever recognized for both sports.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 33 NCAA Division II National Championships. 14 member insttutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2013-14 members are  Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Regents University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke the University of South Carolina Aiken, and Young Harris College.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2013-14 Women's Basketball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Shanteona Keys
Georgia College
Jr. Roswell, Ga.
4.00 Mass Communications
Kaycee Cash Young Harris Jr. Woodstock, Ga.  3.98  Biology 
Stephanie Huffman
North Georgia
Jr. Woodstock, Ga.
3.82 Education
Breanna Gleeson
Young Harris
Sr. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 3.94 Business & Public Policy
Porsha Martin
USC Aiken
Sr. Douglasville, Ga.
3.45 Biology
Tyler Carlson Armstrong
Sr. Richmond Hill, Ga.
3.75 History
Kayla Upchurch
Georgia College Soph. Alpharetta, Ga. 4.00 Political Science
Kayla Richards
Columbus State Soph. Cumming, Ga.
4.00 Pre-Nursing
Dee Gray
Francis Marion
Sr. Chicago, Il.
3.30 Psychology
Amaura Brandt USC Aiken So. Augusta, Ga. 3.89 Chemistry

Honorable Mentions: Katie Colson, Montevallo; Jazmine Kemp, UNC Pembroke; Jasmine McSwain, Georgia Southwestern; Passhayla Williams, Flagler; Hanna Bognar, Armstrong; Jenna Thompson, Young Harris; Molly Rainwater, North Georgia; Marie Taylor, Flagler; Ashleigh Zandi, Lander; Tiffany Addison, USC Aiken; Mckenna Rushton, Georgia College.

2013-14 Men's Basketball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Ben Jacobs
UNC Pembroke
Jr. Oaks, N.C.
3.96 Exercise Science
Travis Core
North Georgia Jr. Trenton, Ga.
3.87 Exercise Sport Science
Jesse Seilern USC Aiken Sr. Innsbruck, Austria 3.57
Business Administration
Ryan Blumenthal
Georgia College Soph. Kennesaw, Ga.
3.42 Marketing
Darius Carrier
Lander Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
3.31 Computer Science
Robert Armstrong
Georgia College
Soph. Norcross, Ga.
3.44 Management
Rick Alderman
USC Aiken
Sr. Roanoke, Va.
3.37 Industrial Mathematics
Philip Uys Young Harris Sr. Gainesville, Ga. 3.41 Biology
Andrew Lawrence North Georgia Jr. Hilliard, Fl. 3.37 Middle Grades Education
Alex Reid Georgia College Jr. Savannah, Ga. 3.31 Math
Rob Brown UNC Pembroke Jr. Fayetteville, N.C. 3.49 Exercise Science