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May 6, 2009

PBC Releases Golf All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released golf All-Academic team 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.

Golf

Player
School
Year
Hometown
GPA
Major (Minor)
Taylor Ferguson
UNC Pembroke
Jr.
Greensboro, N.C.
3.45
History
Kevin Grady
USC Aiken
Jr.
Woodbine, Md.
3.24
Business Administration
Niclas Johansson
GCSU
Jr.
Skanor, Sweden
3.35
Management (Int. Business)
Billy Shida
GCSU
So.
Berkeley Lakes, Ga.
3.57
Economics
Matthew Yonz
GCSU
So.
Waycross, Ga.
3.92
Chemistry