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PBC Announces 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 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 33 NCAA Division II National Championships. 15 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2013-14 members are Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Georgia Regents 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.

2013 Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Matt Bailey Clayton State Jr. Kent, Wa. 3.32 Communications & Media Studies
Jaiden Brandt Georgia Regents
Sr. North Augusta, S.C. 3.73 Music Performance
Matt Goodman Flagler Jr. Orlando, Fla. 3.30 Communications
Matt Johnson Georgia Regents
Sr. Buford, Ga. 3.32 Kinesiology
Preston Jones Georgia Regents
Soph. Columbus, Ga. 3.64 Nursing
Trent Jones Young Harris Sr. Lakeland, Fla. 3.63 English
Paul McNeil Georgia College Soph. Dunwoody, Ga. 3.53 Undecided
Corey Mundy Flagler Jr. Green Cove Springs, Fla. 3.67 English
Harrison Myers Young Harris Jr. Byron, Ga. 3.62 Biology
James Ryden Georgia College Soph. Atlanta, Ga. 4.00 Psychology
Mason Webber Montevallo Soph. Helena, Ala. 3.45 Kinesiology
Michael Ziegler Georgia College Soph. Grayson, Ga. 3.61 Environmental Science