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December 3, 2009

PBC Releases Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the men's cross country All-Academic team from the conference 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 3.20 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. 13 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2009-10 members are Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2009 Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Alex Bonus Flagler Soph. Hershey, Pa. 4.00 Communications
Tim Cary GCSU Jr. Monroe, Ga. 3.35 Economics
Stewart Helton Columbus St.
Sr. Grayson, Ga. 3.92 Biology
Daniel Horseman GCSU Soph. Cohotta, Ga. 3.51 Outdoor Education
Josh Hollar GCSU Sr. Canton, Ga. 3.32 Mathematics
Michael Heuett GCSU Soph. Snellville, Ga. 3.20 Business
Ben Joslin Flagler Sr. Melrose, Mass. 3.81 Business
Hillary Kiprop Francis Marion Sr. Eldoret, Kenya 3.23 Nursing
David Marley Columbus State Jr. Albany, Ga. 3.33 Exercise Science
Ben Miller Francis Marion Jr. Chesnee, S.C. 3.38 Nursing
Fidelis Mutiso Clayton St. Jr. Nairobi, Kenya 3.22 Biology
John Neill Columbus St. Jr. Smiths, Ala. 3.33 Biology (Spanish)
Jerry Roth Francis Marion Jr. Avon Lake, Ohio 3.23 Management
Justin Trigg Francis Marion Soph. Tega Cay, S.C. 3.53 Visual Arts