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
|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
|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|
|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|
|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.|