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May 7, 2009

PBC Announces Men's Tennis All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released men's tennis 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.

Men's Tennis

First Team
Player School Year Hometown GPS Major
Paul Bishop Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Whitwell, England 3.50 Health Science
Damien Cordesse Lander Sr. Paris, France
3.76 Business
Bastian Czwalinna Francis Marion Sr. Erlagen, Germany 3.90 General Business
Chris Kaetz USC Aiken Sr. Bonn, Germany 3.82 Business Administration
Justin Pickham GCSU Sr. Armidale, Australia 3.54 Exercise Science
Bruno Seves USC Aiken Sr. Araraquara, Brazil 3.68 Business Administration
      Second Team
   
Filipe Garcia
USC Aiken So. Valihnhos, Brazil 3.46 Business Administration
Matthew Keth Francis Marion Sr. Border, South Africa 3.50 Finance
Juan Manrique Lander So. Bogota, Colombia 3.22 Business Management
Carlos Marques Lander So. Uba, Brazil 3.28 Business Management
Sam Moore North Georgia Jr. Sydney, Australia 3.80 Physics
Paul van Rensburg Columbus St. fSr. Stellenbosch, South Africa 3.58 Finance