GSW runners receive academic honors

GSW runners receive academic honors

AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern sophomore runners Mollie McGowan and Lauren Brown received women's cross country All-Academic honors from the Peach Belt Conference this afternoon.

McGowan, an Americus native, was named to the All-Academic team. Brown received honorable mention.

McGowan's best finish in 2011 was 15th at the Darton Invitational where she posted a season-best 5k time of 23:45. A Pre-Pharmacy major, she currently has a 3.95 grade point average.

Browns' best finish this fall came at the Darton Invitational, as well, where she finished 20th. The Kennesaw native posted her season-best 5k time of 24:46 at the GSW Remembrance Run. An Exercise Science major, she currently has a 3.40 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 All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 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. 

2011 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Ginny Davis Montevallo Sr. Madison, Ala. 3.63 Biology
Victoria Dobson Georgia College Sr. New Hamburg, Ontario 3.65 English
Haley Evans Montevallo Jr. Fairhope, Ala. 3.36 Political Science
Paige Galvin Clayton State Jr. Bremen, Ill. 3.58 Undecided
Cassey Lloyd USC Aiken Jr. Lexington, S.C. 3.92 Biology
Blair Long UNC Pembroke Jr. St. Paul, N.C. 3.66 Sport Management
Livia Mahaffie UNC Pembroke Sr. Puyallup, Wash. 3.85 Elementary Education
In-Mi Matsunaga Montevallo Soph. Enterprise, Ala. 4.00 Accounting
Mollie McGowan Georgia Southwestern Soph. Americus, Ga. 3.95 Pre-Pharmacy
Laura McKnight Flagler Sr. Jupiter, Fla. 3.96 History/Pre-Law
Lyndsay Nichols Augusta St. Sr. Cooper City, Fla. 3.52 Music
Madeleine Pinaire Flagler Sr. New Port Richey, Fla. 3.97 Art Education
Katherine Schofield Montevallo Sr. Gainesville, Ga. 3.75 Finance
Samantha Walling Clayton State Soph. Galt, Calif. 3.78 Nursing

Honorable Mention: London Barnhill, Francis Marion; Lauren Brown, Georgia Southwestern; Megan Carney, UNC Pembroke; Jamesha Cochran, Columbus State; LaQuita Daniel, Columbus State; Ashley Doughty, UNC Pembroke; Allison Lones, Georgia College; Madeline McCane, Georgia College; Ashton Passino, Georgia College; KayKay Shaffer, Flagler; Samantha Smith, Francis Marion