June 13, 2011

A trio of 'Canes named to All-Academic tennis teams

AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams combined to placed three players on recently released 2011 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Teams. Sophomores Mollie McGowan and Ryan Bartz, along with senior Victor Pinones-Haltenhoff, received First Team honors. 

McGowan finished with the spring with a 15-9 overall singles record and ranked second on the squad with a .625 winning percentage. The Americus native went 4-2 at No. 4 and 11-7 at No. 5. She kept a winning mark in doubles, as well, going 12-9 overall and her 4-7 record in Peach Belt play helped the Lady Hurricanes finish 2011 with a 13-11 overall record and a 2-10 mark in conference action. GSW more than doubled their win total from 2010 (6) and the two wins in conference are the most in Southwestern's NCAA era. A two-sport athlete, McGowan was named to the 2010 PBC All-Academic Women's Cross Country First Team.

In the classroom, the chemistry/pre-pharmacy major holds a 3.93 grade point average.

Bartz finished 2011 with a winning record (6-5) at the No. 3 singles position. The Warner Robins, Ga. native saw time at No. 2 and No. 4 and ended the spring with an overall mark of 7-14. He ended the season on a three-match winning streak that included a pair of PBC victories. In doubles play, Bartz went 6-15, with all but one of the matches coming at No. 2.  

In the classroom, the engineering major holds a 3.54 grade point average.

Pinones-Haltenhoff finished 2011 with a 4-10 record at the No. 1 singles position. After suffering a season-opening loss at NCAA Division I Mercer University, the Barcelona, Spain native won four of his next six matches. In the challenging PBC, Pinones-Haltenhoff faced four nationally-ranked players down the stretch. On the doubles side, he went 7-14 overall at the No. 1 position and finished 5-8 when teaming with freshman Chris Eastwood.

In the classroom, the marketing major held a 3.53 grade point average.

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.

2011 Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

Player
School
Year
Hometown
GPA
Major (Minor)
Mona Blauen Francis Marion Soph. Cologne, Germany 3.63 Management
Tracy Castillo Columbus State Soph. Aachen, Germany 3.65 Psychology
Marie Cercelletti Clayton State Jr. Domvallier, France 3.41 Marketing
Marina Ferreira Augusta State Soph. Belo Horizonte, Brazil 3.76 Management
Jitka Gavdunova Francis Marion Jr. Vejprty, Czech Republic 3.51 Marketing
Kathleen Henry Armstrong Atlantic St. Jr. Anderson, S.C. 3.59 Economics
Stephanie Humphrey USC Aiken Sr. Harpenden, England 3.86 Communications
Ivana Krommelova Clayton State Soph. Nove Zamky, Slovakia 3.73 Management
Mollie McGowan Georgia Southwestern Soph. Americus, Ga. 3.93 Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy
Alida Muller-Wehlau Armstrong Atlantic St.
Sr. Flensburg, Germany
3.57 Economics
Calli Robinson Montevallo Sr. Adel, Ga. 3.84 Communication Studies
Viktoriya Semyrodenko Clayton State Sr. Donetsk, Ukraine 3.37 Health & Fitness Mgmt.

Honorable Mention: Kodi Bobo, Montevallo; Rachel Gould, Flagler; Kerry Hall, Francis Marion; Michelle Lingner, Georgia College; Kim Lochner, Georgia College; Amy McGucken, Montevallo; Helene Nordgreen, Montevallo; Andrea Redrado, Columbus St.; Gabby Scammacca, Flagler; Melanie Schnieder, USC Aiken; Stasa Vujosevic, North Georgia.

2011 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team

Player
School
Year
Hometown
GPA
Major (Minor)
Robert Angelucci Georgia College Jr. Acworth, Ga. 3.65 Mathematics
Ryan Bartz Georgia Southwestern Soph. Warner Robins, Ga.
3.54 Engineering
Henrique Boturao Augusta State Jr. Santos, Brazil 3.60 Finance
Filip Cojbasic Columbus State Sr. Cacak, Serbia 3.96 Finance
David Cotrone Flagler Sr. Bradenton, Fla. 3.30 Business (Religion)
Ben Klaas USC Aiken Soph. Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 3.67 Business Management
Jerome Leborgne Georgia College Jr. Coordimanche, Germany 3.88 Mathematics
Carlos Marques Lander Sr. Uba, Brazil 3.65 Business Administration
Christophe Noblet Columbus State Sr. Le Seyne Sur Mer, France 3.66 Sport Science
Victor Piñones-Haltenhoff Georgia Southwestern Sr. Barcelona, Spain 3.53 Marketing
Karl Rogers Francis Marion Sr. Killiney, Ireland 3.36 Finance
Adrien Saulais North Georgia Jr. Koonung, Australia 3.32 Marketing