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May 5, 2009

PBC Announces Softball All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the 2009 softballl All-Academic teams 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.

Softball




First Team

Player School Yr. Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Tamela Bell
Francis Marion
Sr.
Covington, Ga.
3.83
Elementary Education
Lakyn Bendle
Francis Marion
Sr.
Amsterdam, Ohio
3.89
Psychology
Mandy Chandler GCSU
Sr.
Covington, Ga.
3.52
Marketing
Kaelin Farrington
North Georgia
Sr.
Watkinsville, Ga.
3.90
Middle Grades Education/Physcial Education
Megan Lakes
USC Aiken
Sr.
Columbia, S.C.
3.80
Elementary Education
Sarah Moore Columbus St. Sr. Smiths, Ala. 3.72 Biology
Jessica Skeels North Georgia Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.96 Middle Grades Education
Jessica Strong Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Fountain Valley, Calif. 3.97 Mathematics
Lindsey Swanson GCSU Sr. Kennesaw, Ga. 3.97 Psychology
Michaela Wolf Francis Marion Jr. Littleton, Colo. 3.57 Mass Communications









Second Team

Kat Beauvais
Francis Marion Jr. Manassas, Va.
3.52 Management
Jessica Birchmeier
Francis Marion Jr. Port Richey, Fla.
3.57 Accounting
Carrie Jones
Columbus St.
So. Midland, Ga. 3.92 Exercise Science
Kasey Knight
North Georgia So. Watkinsville, Ga. 3.27 Exercise Science
Kori Pickowitz GCSU Sr. Keller, Texas 3.72 Health Education
Trisha Snider
North Georgia
Jr.
Highland, Md.
3.27
Criminal Justice
Kim Stercay
North Georgia
So.
Lilburn, Ga.
3.28
Art Marketing
Daisy Stewart
Lander
Jr.
Roswell, Ga.
3.38
Nursing
Amanda Wheeless
Columbus St.
So.
Woodstock, Ga.
3.80
Exercise Science
Chelsea Wilson
GCSU
Sr.
Jacksonville, Fla.
3.65
Mass Communications/Marketing