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May 15, 2012

PBC Releases Men's and Women's Tennis All-Academic Teams

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the men's and women's tennis All-Academic team from the conference office in Augusta. The teams are 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 29 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.

2012 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Ross Armstrong Lander Jr. Johannesburg, South Africa 3.30 Computer Science
Oscar Axelsson Lander Soph. Smalandstennar, Sweden 3.48 Business Administration
Ryan Bartz Georgia Southwestern Jr. Dixon, Ill. 3.39 Biology & Biomechanical Engineering
Chris Eastwood Georgia Southwestern Soph. Chester, England 3.86 Computer Science
Paul Henri-Arrigoni Lander
Jr. Bordeaux, France
3.53 Business Administration
Adam Hunt Flagler Sr. Woking, England 3.75 Communications
Jerome Leborgne Georgia College Sr. Coordimanche, France 3.82 Mathematics
Stephen Moore Georgia Southwestern Soph. Valdosta, Ga. 3.79 Chemistry
Josh Rees USC Aiken Soph. Torquay, England 3.33 Business Adminstration
Georgi Rumenov Armstrong Soph. Barcelona, Spain 3.50 Economics
Tim Ruepke Francis Marion Soph. Bremen, Germany 3.40 General Business
Matt Vansant Georgia Southwestern Soph. Leesburg, Ga. 3.88 Business

2012 Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Eliza Adusumilli Lander Sr. Brasilia, Brazil 3.82 English
Mona Blauen Francis Marion Jr. Cologne, Germany 3.71 Management
Andrea Cediel USC Aiken Soph. Cali, Colombia 3.80 Business Administration
Marie Cercelletti Clayton State Sr. Domvallier, France 3.41 Marketing
Aleksandra Filipovski Armstrong Soph. Szeged, Hungary 3.31 Economics
Jitka Gavdunova Francis Marion Sr. Vejprty, Czech Republic 3.47 Marketing
Kerry Hall Francis Marion Jr. Durban, South Africa 3.67 Finance
Kathleen Henry Armstrong Sr. Anderson, S.C. 3.65 Economics
May Johnson
Georgia College Jr. Sydney, Australia
3.86 Art
Barbora Krtickova Armstrong Soph. Nove Mesto Nad Metuji, Czech Republic 3.54 Health Science
Mollie McGowan Georgia Southwestern Jr. Americus, Ga. 3.95 Exercise Science
Mia Winterbottom UNC Pembroke Jr. Sydney, Australia 3.82 Mass Communications

Honorable Mention: Charlotte Fabricius, Clayton State; Rachel Gould, Flagler; Helene Nordgreen, Montevallo; Yulia Shvetsova, Montevallo; Michelle Lingner, Georgia College; Margot Simon, USC Aiken; Martina Dedaj, Clayton State; Cayce Bradley, Lander.