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
|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