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Peach Belt Announces Women's Soccer All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the women’s soccer All-Academic team 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.




First Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Kim Blackburn Clayton State Sr. Benoni, South Africa 3.90 Business Management
Jennifer Brian Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. St. Simons Island, Ga. 3.72 Biology
Kristin Burton Armstrong Atlantic St. Jr. Ocala, Fla. 3.63 Physical Therapy
Brittany Carr Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. 3.24 Radiologic Sciences
Beth Coughlin GCSU Sr. Douglasville, Ga. 3.82 Nursing
Sam Dunn UNC Pembroke Soph. Swansboro, N.C. 4.00 Business
Sarah Hawkins Columbus State Sr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.49 Marketing
Jamie Nevin GCSU Jr. Grovetown, Ga. 3.91 Mathematics
Monica Sanchez Columbus State Sr. Riverview, Fla. 3.42 Business
Lauren Townsend UNC Pembroke Sr. Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 3.57 Exercise Science/Heath Prom.
Ally Treat GCSU Soph. Fayetteville, Ga. 3.83 Biology









Second Team


Jessica Binkowski
GCSU
Soph.
Cumming, Ga.
3.89
Biology
Lyric Burnett
GCSU
Jr.
Douglasville, Ga.
3.52
Mass Communications
Rachel Datz
Lander
Soph.
Tega Cay, S.C.
3.67
Biology
Jeni Day
GCSU
Jr.
Marietta, Ga.
3.76
Health Education
Jennifer Goodwin
USC Aiken
Jr.
Walterboro, S.C.
3.40
Nursing
Whitney Jowers
Clayton State
Sr.
Rabun Gap, Ga.
3.53
Sports Management
Elizabeth Keller
Georgia Southwestern
Jr.
Snellville, Ga.
3.31
History/Secondary Education
Kelli McLane
GCSU
Soph.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
3.77
Psychology
Ashley McManus
UNC Pembroke
Sr.
Jacksonville, N.C.
3.33
Physical Education
Mary Rob Plunkett
GCSU
Soph.
Augusta, Ga.
4.00
Pre-Engineering
Jill Walthall
Columbus State
Soph.
Clarkston, Ga.
4.00
Pre-Engineering









Third Team


Kelli Bahr
Armstrong Atlantic St.
Soph.
Middleton, Wisc.
3.57
Early Childhood Education
Hayley Ferrell
GCSU
Sr.
Hampton, Ga.
3.37
Mass Communications
Rachel Hine
Lander
Sr.
Stockton-on-Tees, Eng.
3.48
Exercise Science
Christin Moss
Lander
Soph.
Cleveland, Tenn.
3.96
Exercise Science
Kellie Myles
Columbus State
Sr.
Fayetteville, Ga.
3.27
Health & Physical Ed.
Stephanie Parrish
Columbus State
Soph.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
3.47
Accounting
Lauren Schenk
North Georgia
Soph.
New Port Richey, Fla.
3.22
Exercise Science
Teresa Smith-Dack
Clayton State
Sr.
Alberton, South Africa
3.27
Sports Management
Nicole Westphal USC Aiken Soph. Springfield, Va. 3.90
Undeclared
Kate Walton Columbus State Soph. Stone Mountain Ga. 3.83
Pre-Nursing
Annie Whitley USC Aiken Jr. Neptune Beach, Fla. 3.75 Biology/Chemistry