PBC Announces Volleyball All-Academic Team

Augusta's Savannah Gonzales
Augusta's Savannah Gonzales

With the 2018 Championship just days away, the Peach Belt Conference has released the 2018 volleyball 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 Volleyball All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Chloe Allen Augusta So. Richmond Hill, Ga. 3.32 Biology
Kayla Arthur Francis Marion So. Holly Springs, N.C. 3.828 Biology (Pre-Nursing)
Savannah Bean UNC Pembroke Jr. Fernandina Beach, Fla. 3.908 Biology
Libby Bochniak Georgia College So. Marietta, Ga. 4.00 Biology
Brynn Bonner USC Aiken So. Fort Mill, S.C. 3.771 Exercise & Sport Science
Kayla Brockway Georgia College Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.68 Athletic Training
Christine Carroll USC Aiken Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio 3.653 Nursing
Natalie Ferrell Francis Marion So. Creedmoor, N.C. 3.532 Marketing
Tyler Fitzpatrick UNC Pembroke So. Charlotte, N.C. 4.00 Business Administration
Georgia Garrison Francis Marion Sr. Trinity, N.C. 3.783 Nursing
Savannah Gonzales Augusta Sr. Kennesaw, Ga. 3.78 Marketing
Nathalia Gouveia Augusta Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3.55 Political Science
Jessica Hedrick Augusta Jr. St. Louis, Mo. 3.87 Nursing
Anna Heinz UNC Pembroke Jr. Salemburg, N.C. 3.557 Science Education
Hannah Hritz Lander So. Sarasota, Fla. 3.40 Biology
Ali Kirk USC Aiken Gr. St. Simons Island, Ga. 3.46 Nursing
Reilly Kuenstler Lander Jr. Bellville, Texas 3.45 Education
Avery Macklin USC Aiken Jr. St. Charles, Ill. 3.523 Communication
Holland Martin Augusta So. Woodstock, Ga. 3.51 Psychology
Carrie McGinnins Francis Marion Sr. Knoxville, Tenn. 3.544 Biology
Payton Murchie Augusta Jr. Trinity, Fla. 3.43 Nursing
Kayla Norelli Flagler Jr. Lake Mary, Fla. 3.55 Elementary Education
Emily Pope Georgia College So. Canton, Ga. 3.56 Nursing
Rachel Porada Flagler Jr. Dearborn, Mich. 3.72 History
Tara Savisky Flagler Sr. Oakdale, Pa. 3.76 Elementary Education (Exceptional Student Ed)
Sarah Schark Flagler Jr. Dardenne Prairie, Mo. 3.47 Coastal Environmental Science
Alie Smith USC Aiken So. St. Johns, Fla. 3.589 Nursing
Kelsey Spurlin USC Aiken So. Gaffney, S.C. 4.00 Secondary Education
Taylor Svehla Georgia College Sr. Cumming, Ga. 3.58 Mathematics
Jordan Taylor Flagler So. Gulf Breeze, Fla. 3.53 Sport Management