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May 15, 2014

PBC Announces Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the women's tennis 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 33 NCAA Division II National Championships. 14 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 15 championship sports. 2013-14 members are  Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Regents University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, North Georgia College & State University, 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.

2014 Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Paola Cigui Columbus St. Sr. Trieste, Italy 3.46 English Language & Literature
Diana DiMarco Young Harris Soph. Alpharetta, Ga. 4.000 History & Business
Monica Espitia UNC Pembroke Jr. Bogota, Colombia 4.000 Mass Communications
Aleksandra Filipovski Armstrong Sr. Szeged, Hungary 3.32 Economics
Haley Highfield Montevallo Sr. Centre, Ala. 4.000 Speech Pathology
Barbora Krtickova Armstrong Sr. Nove Mesto Nad Matuji, Czech Republic 3.661 Health Science
Carolina Lainez Lander Sr. Zaragoza, Spain 3.94 Exercise Science
Ivana Marevic Georgia College Sr. Rottweil, Germany 3.80 Management
Leigh-Anne McAfee UNC Pembroke Jr. Port Elizabeth, South Africa 3.665 Business
Juanita Ossa Montevallo Soph. Bogota, Columbia 3.82 Finance
Niki Polcerova Montevallo Jr. Bratislavia, Slovakia 3.96 Management & Finance
Barbora Sebkova Flagler Jr. Prague, Czech Republic 3.959 Accounting

Honorable Mention: Shelby Bickel, UNC Pembroke; Cayce Bradley, Lander; Carly Cangelosi, Georgia Southwestern; Carolina Hernandez, Young Harris; Victoria Herndon, Young Harris; Allison Howell, Montevallo; Maria Nadal, Georgia Regents; Maria Cecilia Pimentel, Georgia Regents; Franziska Regel, USC Aiken; Esther Santiago, Flagler; Margot Simon, USC Aiken; Sydnee Smith, Georgia Southwestern; Cameron Williams, North Georgia