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March 18, 2011

PBC Releases Men's and Women's Basketball All-Academic Teams

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference announced the men's and women's basketball All-Academic teams from the conference office in Augusta. The teams are 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.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2010-11 Women's Basketball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Arpine Amirkhanyan Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Van Nuys, Calif 3.33 Criminal Justice
Jessica Bivins Georgia Southwestern Jr. Orlando, Fla. 3.34 Exercise Science
Triahna Harris USC Aiken Sr. Springfield, Va. 3.47 Exercise & Sport Science
Kristen Hobbs UNC Pembroke Sr. Granite Falls, N.C. 3.49 Teaching & Coaching
Illya Hunt UNC Pembroke Sr. Raleigh, N.C. 3.70 Elementary Education
Dominique Huffin Georgia College Sr. Tucker, Ga. 3.40 Health Education
Jen Knurek Flagler Soph. Orlando, Fla. 3.86 Sociology/Psychology
Charlsea Owen Flagler Soph. St. Augustine, Fla. 3.77 Business Administration
Deandra Schirmer USC Aiken Sr. Holton, Kan. 3.94 Business Administration
Daniela Tarailo USC Aiken Soph. Crown Point, Ind. 3.45 Biology

Honorable Mention: Mia Antoine, USC Aiken; Brittany Bowen, USC Aiken; DeDe Cotten, UNC Pembroke; Kaila Parham, Georgia College; Jonneshia Pineda, Georgia Southwestern

2010-11 Men's Basketball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Dave Clark Flagler Soph. St. Augustine, Fla.
3.25 Business
Josh Hurst Georgia College Sr. Athens, Ga. 3.32 Marketing
Franck Ndongo Augusta State Sr. Yaounde, Cameroon 3.42 MBA in Finance
Mindaugas Petreikis Francis Marion Sr. Siauliai, Lithuania 3.87 Economics (Business)
Andrew Smith Francis Marion Jr. South Milwaukee, Wis. 3.50 Computer Science