PBC Announces Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Georgia College's Sarah Wilder
Georgia College's Sarah Wilder

With the 2018 Championship next Saturday, the Peach Belt Conference has released the 2018 women's cross country All-Academic team. 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 and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 35 NCAA Division II National Championships. Twelve member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida compete in 15 championship sports. 2018-19 members are Augusta University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.

2018 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Tessa Allen Georgia College So. Atlanta, Ga. 3.61 Exercise Science
Sam Badami UNC Pembroke So. Orlando, Fla. 4.00 Pre-Nursing
Rachel Boulineau Georgia College Jr. Canton, Ga. 3.75 Psychology
Madison Bowers Georgia College Jr. Cumming, Ga. 3.42 Outdoor Education
Emma Brown North Georgia Sr. Watkinsville, Ga. 3.49 Kinesiology
Sydney Brown Georgia College So. Canton, Ga. 3.67 Biology (Psychology)
Sarah Buckler North Georgia Jr. Ringgold, Ga. 3.79 Exercise Science
Carla Catala Martin Clayton State Sr. Barcelona, Spain 3.80 Management
Maria Coughlin North Georgia Jr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.91 History Education
Emma Driggers Francis Marion Jr. Mauldin, S.C. 4.00 French
Heloise Duffie D'Anglemont de Tassigny Flagler Sr. Angers, France 3.49 Business Administration
Makayla Ellis North Georgia Sr. Clermont, Ga. 3.61 Nursing
Kaitlyn Griffith Georgia College Jr. Cumming, Ga. 3.75 Psychology (Spanish)
Rachel Hammesfahr Augusta Jr. Richmond Hill, Ga. 4.00 Biology
Bree Hammond North Georgia Jr. Cumming, Ga. 3.53 Management
Maddy Howe Georgia College Jr. Dacula, Ga. 3.89 Education
Alli Hay Columbus State So. Elmodel, Ga. 3.33 Chemistry
Jastonie Hill Columbus State Jr. Columbus, Ga. 3.67 Nursing
Olivia Ivings Columbus State Sr. Smiths Station, Ala. 3.65 English Language
Aleah Johnson North Georgia Jr. Canton, Ga. 3.85 Elementary & Special Education
McKenzie Knudsen Augusta Jr. Loganville, Ga. 3.48 Kinesiology
Connie Lewis Georgia Southwestern Jr. Crawfordville, Fla. 3.64 Management
Grace Lynch Georgia College Jr. Snellville, Ga. 3.71 Education
Katherine McGarr Georgia Southwestern Sr. Cordele, Ga. 3.432 History
Kayla McManama Flagler Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.58 Journalism & Media Production
Jordan Mund North Georgia So. Cumming, Ga. 3.43 Graphic Design
Sinead O'Bryant Augusta Jr. Sautee Nacoohee, Ga. 4.00 Biology (Cell & Molecular)
Lauren Penkala Flagler Sr. Naperville, Ill. 3.44 Strategic Communication (Public Relations)
Michaela Reynolds UNC Pembroke Jr. Murrieta, Ca. 3.515 Elementary Education
Kenedi Rodney North Georgia So. Dacula, Ga. 3.79 Kinesiology
Savannah Ross Georgia Southwestern Sr. Tallapoosa, Ga. 3.365 History
Laura Shkembi Clayton State Jr. Oostende, Belgium 3.40 Accounting
Dara Staton Columbus State So. Canton, Ga. 3.50 Exercise Science
Olivia Terwilliger North Georgia So. Marietta, Ga. 4.00 Exercise Science
Jasmine Watson Francis Marion Jr. Florence, S.C. 3.905 Nursing
Sarah Wilder Georgia College Sr. Tifton, Ga. 4.00 Chemistry (Mathematics)