PBC Releases Men's Soccer Team of Academic Distinction

Clayton State senior Dusan Stankovic
Clayton State senior Dusan Stankovic

With the 2019 Championship approaching, the Peach Belt Conference has released the men's soccer Team of Academic Distinction (formerly All-Academic Team). The team is 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 and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 35 NCAA Division II National Championships. Twelve member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida compete in 15 championship sports. 2019-20 members are Augusta University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.  Albany State University is an associate member for women's soccer.

2019 Men's Soccer Team of Academic Distinction

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
David Box USC Aiken So. Gaurdamar del Segura, Spain 4.00 Industrial Process Engineering
Giuseppe Cimino USC Aiken Jr. Sorverato, Italy 3.67 Business
Evan Davis North Georgia Sr. Griffin, Ga. 3.56 Finance
Conner Domaleski North Georgia R-Jr. Conyers, Ga. 3.67 History Education
Rafael Faria Georgia Southwestern Sr. Porto Alegre, Brazil 3.6 Management
Kyle Ferguson Lander Jr. Hamilton, Sco. 3.54 Exersice Science
Dani Fischer Young Harris Jr.  Bruck an der Leitha, Austria 3.72 Business and Public Policy
Alex Gschewend Young Harris So. Munich, Germany 3.77 Management
Oakley Hanger Lander Sr. Southhampton, England 3.33 Mass Communication
Magnus Hoejland  Francis Marion So. Holstebro, Denmark 3.91 Economics
Alex Inglesias Young Harris Sr. Alicante, Spain 3.52 Interdisciplinary Study
Adam Jackson Georgia Southwestern So. Danielsville, Ga. 3.5 Management
Jordan Knight Clayton State Sr. Javea, Spain 3.86 Political Science
Tim Lammertz North Georgia Sr. Cologne, Germany 3.54 Management
Oliver Macallan USC Aiken Sr. Farnham, England 3.6 Business
Luke Narker Lander Jr. Decatur, Ga. 3.64 Business
Tim Neusesser Clayton State Gr. Bad Berleburg, Germany 4.0 Masters of Business Administration
Ricardo Pineda USC Aiken Sr. Panama City, Panama 3.66 Exersice Science
Dusan Stankovic
Clayton State Sr. Belgrade, Serbia 3.91 Business
Jack Stevens 
Clayton State So. Brisbane, Australia 3.85 Mathematics
Jervel Tobierre
USC Aiken Jr. Micoua, St. Lucia 3.37 Exercise Science
Mitro Turunen 
Clayton State Jr. Vantaa, Finland 3.84 Business Management/Marketing
Yesin Van Der Puijm Young Harris So. Rotterdam, Netherlands 3.98 Business and Public Policy
David Weidner USC Aiken Jr. Treasure Island, Fla. 3.77 Exercise Science
Caleb Zolman Georgia Southwestern Sr. Thomaston, Ga. 3.36 Exerscise Science