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PBC Releases Softball All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released the softball 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. 14 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 15 championship sports. 2012-13 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, University of North Georgia, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.

Click here to visit the All-Academic Team page.

2012-13 Softball All-Academic Team

Playe School Year Hometown GPA Major
Brandy Bossle USC Aiken Sr. North East, Md. 3.843 Biology
Laura Brown Augusta State Sr. Martinez, Ga. 3.79 Kinesiology
Victoria Burkett USC Aiken Soph. Gilbert, S.C. 3.857 Exercise & Sport Science
Bridget Devlin Armstrong Soph. Brooklet, Ga. 4.00 Pre-Engineering
Melissa Dickie North Georgia Soph. Buford, Ga. 3.57 Early Childhood Education
Shelby Duff Armstrong Sr. Springfield, Ga. 3.626 Radiologic Sciences
Tori Dyer Young Harris Sr. Blairsville, Ga. 3.867 Undeclared
Tristan Faile Francis Marion Sr.  Lancaster, S.C. 3.682  Biology 
Olivia Ferguson Francis Marion Sr. Roanoke, Va. 3.686 Biology
Callie Holloway Young Harris Sr. Jefferson, Ga. 3.664 Biology
Kayla Jones Young Harris Sr. Covington, Ga. 3.504 History
Natalie Klemann UNC Pembroke Jr. Apex, N.C. 3.772 Criminal Justice & Sociology
Kayla Minger North Georgia Sr. Port St. Joe, Fla. 3.38 Nursing
Avery Purser Georgia Southwestern Sr. Cochran, Ga. 3.419 Management
Mollie Russell Columbus State Sr. Decatur, Ala. 3.33 Biology
Brittney Sheriff Lander Sr. Belton, S.C. 3.30 Nursing
Kellie Van Dyke UNC Pembroke Sr. Salisbury, Md. 3.654 Criminal Justice & Sociology
Sydnee Weaver Young Harris Soph. Sylvania, Ga. 4.00 Biology
Lauren Yeargen Augusta State Sr. Jesup, Ga. 3.90 Biology
Olivia Zielinski Francis Marion Jr. Greenville, S.C. 3.816 Elementary Education

Honorable Mention: Natalie Bellantoni, Georgia College; Celia Blome, Armstrong; Kristen Carr, Columbus State; Brittany Cooley, Armstrong; Casey Googe, Columbus State; Katie Garrett, North Georgia; Kristen Humphries, Georgia College; Ashley Schwab, Armstrong; Paige Sexton, Young Harris; Jen Spradling, Young Harris; Bethany Wilke, Young Harris.