Peach Belt Announces Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team

Peach Belt Announces Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the women’s basketball 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. A tie for the final spot on the first team increased the size to six.

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.

Women's Basketball 

First Team

Player School Yr. Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Mandy Dudish GCSU
Snellville, Ga.
General Business
Morgan Johnson USC Aiken
Marietta, Ga.
Fine Arts
Meredith Legg USC Aiken
Huntersville, N.C.
Business Administration
Satu Leppanen USC Aiken
Lahti, Finland
Business Administration
Syretha Marble North Georgia
Canton, Ga.
Physical Education
Megan Starnes USC Aiken Sr. Riley, Kan. 3.57 Business Administration

Second Team

Katherine Kiefer
Francis Marion Sr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.76 Psychology
Natalie Ray UNC Pembroke Sr. Laurinburg, N.C. 3.32 Physical Education
Brittany Reynolds Georgia Southwestern Jr. Decatur, Ga. 3.21 Marketing
Jamilah Sharp Georgia Southwestern Sr. Stockbridge, Ga. 3.37 Education

Third Team

Chauntel Ferdinand Columbus State Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.22 Exercise Science
Triahna Harris USC Aiken Soph. Springfield, Va. 3.46 Exercise & Sport Science
Ilya Hunt UNC Pembroke Soph. Raleigh, N.C. 3.86 Elementary Education
Portia Jones Armstrong Atlantic Jr. Savannah, Ga. 3.23 Psychology
Tracey Paschal Augusta State Sr. Fairburn, Ga. 3.35 Health & Kinesiology