School-Record 32 Make All-Academic Teams in 2017-18

School-Record 32 Make All-Academic Teams in 2017-18

AMERICUS, Ga. -- Georgia Southwestern State University tied a school record with 32 student-athletes named to Peach Belt Conference All-Academic teams during the 2017-18 school year. Men's and women's soccer, along with baseball, led the way with six honorees apiece. The mark of 32 ties GSW's tally from 2015-16. A total of 15 first-timers made this year's list.

The Peach Belt All-Academic teams are part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of Peach Belt student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. 

To be eligible for an 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 Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.

2017-18 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team Honorees

Player Sport Year Hometown GPA Major 
Chris Avery Men's Soccer Jr. Tyrone, Ga. 3.32 Dramatic Arts
Trevor Dempsey Men's Soccer Sr. Columbus, Ga. 3.313 Geology
Manuel Duran Men's Soccer So.   Columbus, Ga.  3.912  Engineering 
Silvio Polly Men's Soccer Sr.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  3.885  Exercise Science 
Julian Rugel Men's Soccer Jr. Tucker, Ga. 3.639 Exercise Science
Joshua Swift Men's Soccer Sr.  Lilburn, Ga.  3.874 Accounting
Mercedes Benites Women's Soccer Sr.  Canada Rosquin, Argentina 3.949  Political Science 
Jessica Bingham Women's Soccer Sr.  Powder Springs, Ga.  3.32  Exercise Science 
Michelle Gustavsen Women's Soccer So.   Hiram, Ga.  4.00  Nursing 
Ella Hawkins Women's Soccer Jr.  Americus, Ga.  3.35  Management 
Sholeh Rezaee Women's Soccer Sr.  Warner Robins, Ga.  3.67  Psychology 
Haley West Women's Soccer Sr.   Kennesaw, Ga.  3.66  Exercise Science 
Colt Yawn Men's Basketball So.  Atkinson, Ga.  3.30  Exercise Science 
Kya Cochran Women's Basketball So.  Shreveport, La.  3.35  Exercise Science 
Mikela Barlow Softball  Sr.  Baxley, Ga.  3.346  Exercise Science 
Shannon Gibson  Softball  So.   Colborne, Ontario  3.568  Exercise Science   
Graysen Sanders Softball  Sr.   Phenix City, Ala.  3.449  Exercise Science   
Kole Clark Baseball  So.  Natunta, Ga.  3.354  General Studies 
Mitch Holloway Baseball  Sr.  Plains, Ga.  3.752  Special Education 
Bradley Hough Baseball  Jr.  Vienna, Ga.  3.368  Exercise Science 
Matt Hubbard Baseball  Sr.  Lawrenceville, Ga.  3.482  Exercise Science 
Josh Logan Baseball  Sr.  Lawrenceville, Ga.  3.486  Political Science 
Dakota Long Baseball  Sr.  Macon, Ga.  3.500  Exercise Science 
Beau Millwood Men's Tennis  Jr.  Hoschton, Ga.  3.615  Nursing 
Charli Allen Women's Tennis  So.  Carrollton, Ga.  3.524  Accounting 
Kendall Crew Women's Tennis  Jr.  Americus, Ga.  3.569  Management 
Celia del Castillo Women's Tennis  Jr.  Seville, Spain  3.383  Marketing 
Ashley Denby Women's Tennis  Sr.  Cordele, Ga.  3.974  History 
Anneliese Leahy  Women's Tennis  Sr.  Augusta, Ga.  3.424  Nursing 
Connie Lewis  Cross Country  So.  Crawfordville, Fla.  3.515  General Education 
Katherine McGarr  Cross Country  Jr.   Cordele, Ga.  3.35  History 
Savannah Ross  Cross Country  Jr.  Tallapoosa, Ga.  3.351  History