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PBC 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 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.

2011 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Ginny Davis Montevallo Sr. Madison, Ala. 3.63 Biology
Victoria Dobson Georgia College Sr. New Hamburg, Ontario 3.65 English
Haley Evans Montevallo Jr. Fairhope, Ala. 3.36 Political Science
Paige Galvin Clayton State Jr. Bremen, Ill. 3.58 Undecided
Cassey Lloyd USC Aiken Jr. Lexington, S.C. 3.92 Biology
Blair Long UNC Pembroke Jr. St. Paul, N.C. 3.66 Sport Management
Livia Mahaffie UNC Pembroke Sr. Puyallup, Wash. 3.85 Elementary Education
In-Mi Matsunaga Montevallo Soph. Enterprise, Ala. 4.00 Accounting
Mollie McGowan Georgia Southwestern Soph. Americus, Ga. 3.95 Pre-Pharmacy
Laura McKnight Flagler Sr. Jupiter, Fla. 3.96 History/Pre-Law
Lyndsay Nichols Augusta St. Sr. Cooper City, Fla. 3.52 Music
Madeleine Pinaire Flagler Sr. New Port Richey, Fla. 3.97 Art Education
Katherine Schofield Montevallo Sr. Gainesville, Ga. 3.75 Finance
Samantha Walling Clayton State Soph. Galt, Calif. 3.78 Nursing

Honorable Mention: London Barnhill, Francis Marion; Lauren Brown, Georgia Southwestern; Megan Carney, UNC Pembroke; Jamesha Cochran, Columbus State; LaQuita Daniel, Columbus State; Ashley Doughty, UNC Pembroke; Allison Lones, Georgia College; Madeline McCane, Georgia College; Ashton Passino, Georgia College; KayKay Shaffer, Flagler; Samantha Smith, Francis Marion.