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October 29, 2013

Peach Belt 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 33 NCAA Division II National Championships. 15 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2013-14 members are Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Georgia Regents University Augusta, Lander University, University of Montevallo, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.

2013 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Holli Abernathy Young Harris Jr. Blairsville, Ga. 3.88 Psychology
Meagan Anstett North Georgia Soph. Woodstock, Ga. 4.00 Business Management
Erica Brooks Young Harris Sr. Watkinsville, Ga. 3.93 Business & Public Policy
Kerry Calkins Flagler Soph. Lebanon, Ohio 3.70 International Studies & Sociology
Chloe Hope North Georgia Soph. Buford, Ga. 3.87 Biology
In-Mi Matsunaga Montevallo Sr. Enterprise, Ala. 3.97 Accounting
Lexie Miller North Georgia Soph.  Hoschton, Ga.  3.88  Middle Grades Education 
Rachel Pasko Georgia College Soph.  Jefferson, Ga.  4.00  Biology 
Lauren Reccia Montevallo Jr.  Suwanee, Ga.  3.80  Speech Pathology 
Taylor Roeck Georgia College Soph.  Cumming, Ga.  3.92  Marketing 
Nicole Smith Young Harris Soph.  Ball Ground, Ga.  4.00  Education 
Raquel Valadez Clayton State Jr.  Colorado Springs, Co.  3.80  Sociology 
Samantha Walling Clayton State Sr.  Galt, Ga.  3.67  Integrative Studies 
Jessica Young Georgia Southwestern Soph.  Cochran, Ga.  3.68  Exercise Science 

Honorable Mention: London Barnhill, Francis Marion; Dorie Brunzelle, Young Harris; Jessica Carpenter, GRU Augusta; Sallie Davis, North Georgia; Kendra Dorn, UNC Pembroke; Keely Gillespie, USC Aiken; Maia Kuhnen, Clayton State; Jessica Smith, Clayton State; Taylor Strekel, Flagler; Whitney Sweet, Georgia College; Katie Vanover, Montevallo; Megan Wetterhall, Georgia College