A trio of Lady 'Canes named All-Academic

A trio of Lady 'Canes named All-Academic

The Georgia Southwestern women's soccer team placed three players on the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic team, as announced recently by the league office.   

Becky Atkins, a second team selection, started 12 matches for the Lady Hurricanes in 2009. The sophomore defender from Warner Robins logged 904 minutes of playing time and took one shot. She is a Nursing major with a 3.70 grade point average. 

Sophomore Aubrey Tinklepaugh and senior Elizabeth Keller received fourth team honors.

Tinklepaugh, from Lawrenceville, played in 12 games as a defender for the Lady 'Canes this season. An Early Childhood Education major, she has a 3.44 GPA.

Keller started all 16 matches in the midfield for GSW. The Snellville native led the team with 29 shots on the season. She finished second on the team in assists (2) and third in goals (1) and minutes played (1321). A History major with a teaching certificate, Keller has a 3.37 GPA.

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 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 3.20 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.

2009 Women's Soccer All-Academic Team 

      First Team    
Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Jessica Binkowski GCSU Jr. Cumming, Ga. 3.94 Biology
Kristin Burton Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Ocala, Fla. 3.68 Physical Therapy
Sam Dunn UNC Pembroke Jr. Swansboro, N.C. 4.00 Accounting
Jordan McKenzie Columbus St. Jr. Harvest, Ala. 3.64 Nursing
Christin Moss Lander Jr. Cleveland, Tenn. 4.00 Physical Education
Jamie Nevin GCSU Sr. Grovetown, Ga. 3.93 Psychology
Kincaid Schmidt Flagler Jr. Palmetto, Fla. 3.73 Communications
Ally Treat GCSU Jr. Fayetteville, Ga. 3.86 Biology (Spanish)
Jill Walthall Columbus St. Jr. Clarkston, Ga. 4.00 Pre-Engineering
Nicole Westphal USC Aiken Jr. Springfield, Va. 3.82 Communications
Annie Whitley USC Aiken Sr. Neptune Beach, Fla. 3.78

Biology & Chemistry


Second Team

Becky Atkins Ga. Southwestern Soph. Warner Robins, Ga. 3.70 Nursing
Lyric Burnett GCSU Sr. Douglasville, Ga. 3.57 Mass Communications
Rachel Datz Lander Jr. Tega Cay, S.C. 3.83 Biology
Erin Duncan Montevallo Sr. Orlando, Fla. 3.68 Biology
Jessy Flores Armstrong Atlantic Soph. Grayson, Ga. 3.55 Radiologic Sciences
Kim Gaughan Columbus St. Jr. Marietta, Ga. 3.50 Exercise Science
Kelly Martin North Georgia Jr. Atlanta, Ga. 3.64 Psychology
Sheena Mature UNC Pembroke Jr. Swansboro, N.C. 3.61 Art
Tracey Mitchell Armstrong Atlantic Jr. Albany, Ga. 3.58 Health Science
Stephanie Parrish Columbus St. Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.41 Accounting
Mary Rob Plunkett GCSU Jr. Augusta, Ga. 3.59 General Business
Alex Terhar Montevallo Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio 3.67 Chemistry
Kate Walton Columbus St. Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga. 3.53 Nursing
      Third Team    
Morgan Cobb GCSU Sr. Cataula, Ga. 3.24 Physical Education
Georgie Mahon Lander Jr. Lakeland, Fla. 3.65 Phys. Ed. & Ex. Studies
Megan McAlpin GCSU Soph. Newnan, Ga. 3.53 Early Childhood Ed.
Michaela Moertzsch Montevallo Soph. Peine, Germany 3.56 Management
Eileen New Flagler Sr. Mims, Fla. 3.42 Deaf Education
Jessica Newland GCSU Jr. Hiram, Ga. 3.55 Mass Communications
Ryan Pando Flagler Jr. Oviedo, Fla. 3.65 Communications
Ashton Tatum Lander Jr. Columbia, S.C. 3.47 Physical Education
Kara Teresi GCSU Sr. Tampa, Fla. 3.43 Mass Communications
Rachel Walthall Columbus St. Sr. Clarkston, Ga. 3.42 Nursing
      Fourth Team    
Danielle Brannan North Georgia Soph. Loganville, Ga. 3.30 Exercise Science
Jennifer Goodwin USC Aiken Sr. Walterboro, S.C. 3.34 Nursing
Caleigh Hodgkins Flagler Jr. St. Augustine, Fla. 3.45 Business Administration
Heather Jones UNC Pembroke Sr. Waxhaw, N.C. 3.35 Exercise Science
Elizabeth Keller Ga. Southwestern Sr. Snellville, Ga. 3.37 History w/teaching cert.
Elizabeth Kerkhoff Armstrong Atlantic Jr. Oxford, Ind. 3.48 Communication Science & Disorders
Laurel McKenzie Columbus St. Jr. Harvest, Ala. 3.30 Psychology
Björg Magnea Ólafs Armstrong Atlantic Soph. Reykjavik, Iceland 3.42 Engineering
Þórdís Pétursdóttir Armstrong Atlantic Soph. Hafnarfjoerdur, Iceland 3.42 Biology
Aubrey Tinklepaugh Ga. Southwestern Soph. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.44 Early Childhood Ed.