Peach Belt Releases Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team

Peach Belt Releases Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the men’s basketball All-Academic teams from the conference office in Augusta. The team is part of a new 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 3.20 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 26 NCAA Division II National Championships. 11 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia compete in 12 championship sports. 2008-09 members are Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Men's Basketball 

First Team

Player School Yr. Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Josh Hurst GCSU
Athens, Ga.
Shaun Keaton GCSU
Albany, Ga.
Health Education
Brian Kelly Clayton St.
Decatur, Ga.
Middle School Education
Ken Kemp GCSU
Dublin, Ga.
Sean Miller Columbus St.
Springboro, Ohio

Second Team

Brian Egwuatu USC Aiken Sr. Houston, Texas 3.36 Exercise & Sport Science
Parker Hayden Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Raleigh, N.C. 3.68 Economics
Casey McMasters USC Aiken Jr. Harrisburg, Pa. 3.25 Business Finance
Rye Zinder Columbus St. Sr. Birmingham, Ala. 3.38 History & Secondary Education
John Walters UNC Pembroke Sr. Bladenboro, N.C. 3.21 Exercise Science