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.
|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