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May 6, 2013

PBC Announces Baseball All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the baseball 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 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, University of North Georgia, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2012-13 Baseball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
David Atwood Young Harris Jr. Waynesville, N.C. 3.829 Biology
Ty Barkell USC Aiken Soph. Denver, Colo. 3.786 Business Administration
Kenny Bellavance North Georgia Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga. 3.97 Business Finance
Danny Brown Flagler Soph. Fort Myers, Fla. 3.72 Psychology
Travis Donahoo Young Harris Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. 3.803 English
Austin Dubberly Montevallo Sr. Helena, Ala. 3.688 Business Management
Bill Gerstenslager USC Aiken Sr. Solon, Ohio 3.756 Business Administration
Patrick Grady Lander Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla. 3.83 Biology
Dalton Gress Francis Marion Jr. Aiken, S.C. 3.973 Finance
Derek Hooper North Georgia Sr. Sharpsburg, Ga. 3.69 Business Management
William Leatherwood Young Harris Soph. Canton, N.C. 3.943 Biology
Jay Laurienzo Flagler Sr. Tampa, Fla. 3.75 Political Science
Ryan Milewski USC Aiken Sr. West Boylston, Mass. 3.670 Business Administration
Clayton Miller Armstrong Jr. Augusta, Ga. 3.449 Rehabilitation Sciences
Adam Moore Young Harris Jr. Kennesaw, Ga. 3.769 Business & Public Policy
Oliver Pratt Young Harris Jr. Dacula, Ga. 3.815 History
Vinny Rodriguez Montevallo Soph. Birmingham, Ala. 3.478 Pre-Med
Randall Sheffield Ga. Southwestern Sr. Panama City Beach, Fla. 3.625 Management
Tyler Stephan USC Aiken Sr. Louisville, Ky. 3.748 Communications
Zack Willoughby Montevallo Soph. Boaz, Ala. 3.854 Business Management

Honorable Mention: Frank Ambrosino, Georgia Southwestern; Justin Appel, Augusta State; Jacob Beauchamp, North Georgia; Daniel Bick, Georgia College; Andrew Brodbeck, Flagler; Les Cromer, Georgia Southwestern; Kip Custer, Augusta State; R.J. Dennard, Armstrong; Zade Denton, UNC Pembroke; Austin Dunn, Lander; Max Gagnon, UNC Pembroke; Chris Hyatt, Lander; Weston Lawling, Lander; Erik Lunde, Lander; Casey Maloney, Armstrong; Hart Mizell, Columbus State; Travis Naraine, North Georgia; Jarrod Taylor, Georgia Southwestern; Tom Valichka, Young Harris.