PBC Releases Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

PBC Releases Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

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.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2012 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
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.
4.00 Accounting
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.