Peach Belt Announces Men's Track & Field All-Academic Team

Clayton State's T.J. Witherspoon
Clayton State's T.J. Witherspoon

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference announced the men's track & field All-Academic team from the league office in Augusta. 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 36 NCAA Division II National Championships. 14 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 15 championship sports. 2016-17 members are Armstrong State University, Augusta University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.

2016-17 Men's Track & Field All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Donny Barnes Montevallo Sr. Huntsville, Ala. 3.375 Kinesiology
Raphael de Bonnieres Nova Southeastern Grad. Nantes, France 3.85 International Business
Daniel Broadhead Augusta University So. Jesup, Ga. 3.68 Kinesiology
Nicardo Cameron Florida Tech Sr. Kingston, Jamaica 3.529 General Biology
Nathan Chapman Columbus State So. Shiloh, Ga. 3.34 Exercise Science
Josh Evans Montevallo So. Hoover, Ala. 3.340 Chemistry
T.J. Farish Montevallo Jr. Alabaster, Ala. 3.329 Kinesiology
Kyle Forsythe Nova Southeastern So. Indianapolis, Ind. 3.83 Business Management
Luke Hassler Florida Tech So. Wolfburg, Austria 3.348 Sport Management
Thomas Ingalls Nova Southeastern Sr. St. George, Utah 3.37 Marine Biology
Michael Johnson Montevallo Jr. Alabaster, Ala. 3.303 Kinesiology
Nick Knowles Florida Tech Sr. Malvern, Pa. 3.645 Forensic Psychology
Nicholas Lenssen Florida Tech Sr. Oviedo, Fla. 3.762 Meteorology
Benjamin Manuel Nova Southeastern Sr. Willemstead, Curacao 3.37 Finance & Management
Jonathan Martin UNC Pembroke So. China Grove, N.C. 3.596 Philosophy & Religion
Tyler McCabe Florida Tech Jr. Mechanicsburg, Pa. 3.949 Astronomy & Physics
Ian McQuate Nova Southeastern Jr. Keaau, Hawaii 3.90 Exercise & Sport Science
Tucker Melles Florida Tech So. Kansas City, Mo. 3.741 Astrobiology
Christopher Miles Columbus State Jr. Seale, Ala. 3.65 General Business
Nate Nash UNC Pembroke Jr. Huntersville, N.C. 3.392 Exercise & Sport Science
Christian Oppel Nova Southeastern Grad. Lautertal, Germany 4.00 Business Administration
Matthew Pogorelec Florida Tech Sr. Beaver Dam, Wisc. 3.504 Biomedical Engineering
Michael Powell UNC Pembroke Jr. Raeford, N.C. 3.901 Exercise & Sport Science
Brandon Stern Florida Tech Jr. Kingston, Jamaica 3.486 Info. Technology Management
Timothy Thompson Columbus State Jr. Hendersonville, N.C. 3.75 Management
Jalen Tolbert Columbus State Sr. Columbus, Ga. 3.51 Exercise Science
Cage Williamson Montevallo Jr. Hazel Green, Ala. 3.875 Art
T.J. Witherspoon Clayton State So. Thomasville, Ga. 3.65 Biology