Georgia Southwestern State University senior forward Brandi Burris and senior guard Brittany Reynolds have been named to the 2010 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team for women's basketball.
Burris, a Fayette, Ala. native, started eight games - played in 21 - this past season and averaged 7.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She was the team's leading scorer in two contests and the leading rebounder in one game. She poured in a career-high 24 points against Florida Southern on November 21.
In two seasons with the Lady Hurricanes, Burris appeared in 47 games and started 33. She logged 1162 minutes on the floor, scored 439 points and pulled down 202 rebounds.
In the classroom, the accounting major owns a 3.33 grade point average and is a member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Reynolds, a four-year starter for the Lady 'Canes, started all 28 games this past season and finished her career having started 107 consecutive games.
In 2009-10, the Decatur, Ga. native averaged 12.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. She was Southwestern's leading scorer in 10 games and the leading rebounder in 10 contests. She finished 14th in the PBC in scoring average and eighth in rebounding. Reynolds scored a career-high 24 points at North Alabama on December 5 and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds against Saint Leo on December 13.
On January 6, 2010, with 3:04 remaining in the game at Georgia College, Reynolds scored the 1,000th point of her GSW career. In four seasons, Reynolds was on the floor 2988 minutes, scored 1176 points and grabbed 736 rebounds.
A marketing major and PBC Presidential Scholar, Reynolds holds a 3.32 grade point average.
Both student-athletes played substantial roles in leading GSW to a 12-16 record this season, a dramatic improvement from the 1-26 overall record posted just two years ago. The Lady Hurricanes won seven conference games in 2009-10, up three wins from last year and the most in a season in four years of NCAA Division II competition. In addition, GSW made its first postseason appearance in women's basketball on March 2.
The All-Academic 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 team, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; have achieved a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution.