Young Named All-Academic Team

AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern runner Jessi Young recently received Peach Belt Conference women's cross country All-Academic honors.

Young was named to the All-Academic team.

Young's best 6K finish in 2013 was 20th at the Peach Belt Conference Championships on Oct. 26th. The Cochran native an exercise science major, she currently has a 3.68 grade point average. Young has been named the 2012 Peachbelt Freshman of the Year and a Deans List recipient.

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 3.30 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.

2013 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major
Holli Abernathy Young Harris Jr. Blairsville, Ga. 3.88 Psychology
Meagan Anstett North Georgia Soph. Woodstock, Ga. 4.00 Business Management
Erica Brooks Young Harris Sr. Watkinsville, Ga. 3.93 Business & Public Policy
Kerry Calkins Flagler Soph. Lebanon, Ohio 3.70 International Studies & Sociology
Chloe Hope North Georgia Soph. Buford, Ga. 3.87 Biology
In-Mi Matsunaga Montevallo Sr. Enterprise, Ala. 3.97 Accounting
Lexie Miller North Georgia Soph. Hoschton, Ga. 3.88 Middle Grades Education
Rachel Pasko Georgia College Soph. Jefferson, Ga. 4.00 Biology
Lauren Reccia Montevallo Jr. Suwanee, Ga. 3.80 Speech Pathology
Taylor Roeck Georgia College Soph. Cumming, Ga. 3.92 Marketing
Nicole Smith Young Harris Soph. Ball Ground, Ga. 4.00 Education
Raquel Valadez Clayton State Jr. Colorado Springs, Co. 3.80 Sociology
Samantha Walling Clayton State Sr. Galt, Ga. 3.67 Integrative Studies
Jessica Young Georgia Southwestern Soph. Cochran, Ga. 3.68 Exercise Science

Honorable Mention: London Barnhill, Francis Marion; Dorie Brunzelle, Young Harris; Jessica Carpenter, GRU Augusta; Sallie Davis, North Georgia; Kendra Dorn, UNC Pembroke; Keely Gillespie, USC Aiken; Maia Kuhnen, Clayton State; Jessica Smith, Clayton State; Taylor Strekel, Flagler; Whitney Sweet, Georgia College; Katie Vanover, Montevallo; Megan Wetterhall, Georgia College