PBC Announces Men's & Women's Golf All-Academic Teams

Flagler's Juan Iturra (L) and Columbus State's Hannah Holland were two of the 27 men's and women's golfers named All-Academic
Flagler's Juan Iturra (L) and Columbus State's Hannah Holland were two of the 27 men's and women's golfers named All-Academic

The Peach Belt Conference has announced the 2018-19 men's and women's golf All-Academic teams. 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 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.

2018-19 Women's Golf All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Lara Ardler Flagler Sr. Bremen, Germany 3.31 Economics (FInance)
Alexandria Bare UNC Pembroke Sr. Kannapolis, Md. 3.56 Business Administration
Casey Burroughs UNC Pembroke Sr. Wake Forest, N.C. 3.99 Chemistry
Maddy Corley UNC Pembroke So. Charlotte, N.C. 3.62 Criminal Justice
Katy Flax UNC Pembroke Sr. Wilmington, N.C. 3.99 Chemistry
Miranda Greene Flagler Sr. Bellbrook, Ohio 3.42 Sport Management
Bailey Hochgertle Columbus State Sr. Dacula, Ga. 3.66 Early Childhood Education
Hannah Holland Columbus State Sr. Columbus, Ga. 3.91 Communications
Kim Jakobs Flagler Jr. Leudelange, Luxembourg 3.73 Sport Management
Victoria Libaak Columbus State So. Cardoba, Argentina 3.61 General Business
Anna Meleshkina Columbus State Jr. Hamburg, Germany 3.35 General Business
Monica Ruiz Pavon Columbus State So. Marbella, Spain 3.33 Marketing
Megan Sabol North Georgia Jr. Augusta, Ga. 3.67 Kinesiology
Karson Stone North Georgia Jr. Thomasville, Ga. 3.72 Kinesiology
Ella Stromfelt Flagler So. Stockholm, Sweden 3.92 Business Administration
Pauline Tainton Flagler Sr. Saint-Prex, Switzerland 3.58 Strategic Communications (Public Relations)
Hannah Walker Young Harris Jr. Cumming, Ga. 4.00 Environmental Science
Alexis Whitney North Georgia Jr. Charlotte, N.C. 3.96 Political Science

2018-19 Men's Golf All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Valter Andersson Young Harris Jr. Balsta, Sweden 3.50 Psychology
Elias Birkeland Georgia Southwestern So. Molde, Norway 3.635 Marketing
John Bolger Young Harris Jr. Gorey, Ireland 3.48 Undecided
Daniel Davis Georgia College So. Columbus, Ga. 3.35 Marketing
Wil Hernandez Georgia Southwestern So. Thomaston, Ga. 3.757 Marketing
Juan Iturra Flagler Sr. Bahia Blanca, Argentina 3.77 Business Administration (Accounting)
August Lindvall USC Aiken Sr. Bastad, Sweden 3.639 Business Administration
Tanner Merck North Georgia Jr. Gainesville, Ga. 3.76 Computer Science
Daniel Sheehan USC Aiken Jr. Bristol, England 3.861 Business Administration
Nick Woof Clayton State Jr. Leighton Buzzard, England 3.35 Business