Buck receives All-Peach Belt honors
Georgia Southwestern freshman Gabby Buck was named to the Peach Belt Conference 2009 All-Conference second team as announced Thursday evening at the annual PBC Softball Championship banquet in Florence, S.C.
Buck, a second baseman, leads the Lady Hurricanes in several offensive categories, including: batting average (.331 - she ranks 15th in the PBC), on-base percentage (.366) and hits (48).
The Fayetteville, Ga. native is hitting .333 this spring with runners in scoring position. She has a .339 batting average in Peach Belt games, with a .362 on-base percentage.
Buck started all 46 games and held her own on the defensive side, as well, compiling a .951 fielding percentage.
Georgia College & State University's Sherquita Bostick was named the conference Player of the Year for the second straight season. North Georgia's Sarah Phillips was selected as the Pitcher of the Year and Augusta State's Kacee Camp the Freshman of the Year. North Georgia coach Mike Davenport was named the Coach of the Year.
The 2009 All-Conference team was expanded this year with nearly double the number of award winners split into a first and second team. The 2009 first team has 18 members thanks to ties at the DP/UT and outfield positions, leaving 14 members on the second team.
The 2009 All-Conference team is listed below as selected by the league's head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
1b - Nicole Huddleston, Armstrong Atlantic State
2b - Christie Thompson, Columbus State
3b - Jelena Shaw, UNC Pembroke
SS - Kacee Camp, Augusta State
C - Jessica Strickland, USC Aiken
C - Sara Moore, Columbus State
OF - Sherquita Bostick, GCSU
OF - Courtney McGuire, NGCSU
OF - Pilar Harden, NGCSU
OF - April Jowers, Columbus State
OF - Sam Floyd, Armstrong Atlantic State - Sarah Phillips, North Georgia
P - Mandy Chandler, GCSU
P - Toni Flessate, USC Aiken
P - Emily Headrick, Armstrong Atlantic State
DP/UT - Leslee Smith, North Georgia
DP/UT - Jessica Thornton, Augusta State
DP/UT - Laura Hauff, Francis Marion
1b - Tonya Medders, GCSU
2b - Gabby Buck, Georgia Southwestern
3b - Megan Lakes, USC Aiken
SS - Lauren Locklear, USC Aiken
C - Alysha Krier, Augusta State
C - Anna Parker, GCSU
OF - Morgan Patrick, UNC Pembroke
OF - Jessica Birchmeier, Francis Marion
OF - Jessica Strong, Armstrong Atlantic State
P - Sara DeMuth, Augusta State - Michaela Wolf, Francis Marion
P - Lauren Bubeck, Francis Marion
P - Hayley Leissner, Lander
DP/UT - Ginny Walsh, Columbus State
Player of the Year
Sherquita Bostick, GCSU
Pitcher of the Year
Sarah Phillips, North Georgia
Freshman of the Year
Kacee Camp, Augusta State
Coach of the Year
Mike Davenport, North Georgia