AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released 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 32 NCAA Division II National Championships. 15 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2013-13 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, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.
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2012 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team
|Erica Brooks||Young Harris||Jr.||Watkinsville, Ga.||3.89||Business & Public Policy|
|Stephanie Cipollone||Augusta State||Soph.||Grovetown, Ga.||4.00||Mathematics|
|Jessi Clark||Montevallo||Soph.||Fort Payne, Ala.||3.89||Mathematics|
|Haley Evans||Montevallo||Sr.||Fairhope, Ala.||3.39||Political Science/History|
|Paige Galvin||Clayton State||Sr.||Posen, Ill.||3.60||Psychology|
|Jill Kleist||Montevallo||Soph.||Auburn, Ala.||4.00||Spanish|
|Blair Long||UNC Pembroke||Sr.||St. Paul, N.C.||3.71||Sports Management|
|Livia Mahaffie||UNC Pembroke||Sr.||Puyallup, Wash.||3.83||Elementary Education|
|In-Mi Matsunaga||Montevallo||Jr.||Enterprise, Ala.
|Mollie McGowan||Georgia Southwestern||Jr.||Americus, Ga.||3.97||Exercise Science|
|Lauren Recchia||Montevallo||Soph.||Suwannee, Ga.||4.00||Speech Pathology|
|Lauren Turner||North Georgia||Sr.||Pendergrass, Ga.||3.91||Marketing|
|Samantha Walling||Clayton State||Jr.||Galt, Ga.||3.80||Nursing|
|Kaitlin Wilkinson||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Peachtree City, Ga.||3.74||Exercise Science|
Honorable Mention: Karley Barkus, North Georgia; London Barnhill, Francis Marion; Carrie Blankenship, UNC Pembroke; Micah Bucher, Georgia Southwestern; Jessica Carpenter, Augusta State; Sallie Davis, North Georgia; Victoria Dobson, Georgia College; Kendra Dorn, UNC Pembroke; Keely Gillespie, USC Aiken; Alexis Harvin, USC Aiken; Maia Kuhnen, Clayton State; Allison Lones, Georgia College; Brittany May, USC Aiken; Lexie Miller, North Georgia; Nicole Shine, North Georgia; Jessica Smith, Clayton State; Connie Steinmann, North Georgia; Taylor Strekel, Flagler; Katie Vanover, Montevallo; Christelle Vereb, Young Harris.