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PBC Announces Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference announced the women's cross country 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, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

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2010 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Kourtney Aylor Clayton St. Jr. Burnet, Texas 3.55 Biology
Sarah Balkcom Georgia College Jr. Fayetteville, Ga. 3.37 Health Education
Dani Destiche Georgia College Sr. Snellville, Ga. 3.63 Outdoor Education
Victoria Dobson Georgia College Jr. New Hamburg, Ont. 3.64 English
Mathilde Grenet USC Aiken Sr. Doumont, France 3.67 Business Administration & Marketing
Jennifer Griner Flagler Jr. New Port Richey, Fla.
3.51 Graphic Design (Fine Arts/Illustration)
Blair Long UNC Pembroke Soph. St. Paul, N.C. 3.67 Undecided
Nicole Maitland USC Aiken Sr. Chapin, S.C. 3.44 Elementary Education
Mollie McGowan Georgia Southwestern Soph. Americus, Ga. 4.00 Pre-Pharmacy
Laura McKnight Flagler Jr. Jupiter, Fla. 3.95 History/Pre-Law (Art History)
Katherine Schofield Montevallo Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.74 Finance
Kaitlin Shaffer Flagler Soph. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.60 Psychology (Environmental Science)
Madeleine Wagner Flagler Jr. New Port Richey, Fla. 3.95 Art Education (Art History/Fine Arts)
January Waters Montevallo Sr. Grayson, Ga. 3.58 Communication Studies

Honorable Mention: Becky Atkins, Georgia Southwestern; Haley Evans, Montevallo; Paige Galvin, Clayton State;  Becca Hoadley, Flagler; Samantha Kunsch, Flagler; Samantha Smith, Francis Marion; Caroline Young, Flagler