GSW ties school record with 32 student-athletes on PBC All-Academic Teams

Published 11:33 pm Thursday, May 24, 2018

By Staff Reports


AMERICUS – The student-athletes at Georgia Southwestern State University are taking care of business in the class room. The Peach Belt Conference has 32 GSW student-athletes on their 2017-18 All-Academic teams.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer, along with baseball. Led the way with six honorees a piece. The number of 32 ties GSW’s tally from the 2015-16 academic year. A total of 15 first-timers made this year’s list.

The Peach Belt All-Academic teams are 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 considered for the PBC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of his or her team’s events and be either a starter or a significant contributor. They also have to achieve a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and they must complete at least one full academic year at his or her current school. The Peach Belt Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.


Here are the 2017-18 GSW Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team Honorees:


Player Sport Year Hometown GPA Major
Chris Avery Men’s Soccer Jr. Tyrone, Ga. 3.32 Dramatic Arts
Trevor Dempsey Men’s Soccer Sr. Columbus, Ga. 3.313 Geology
Manuel Duran Men’s Soccer So. Columbus, Ga. 3.912 Engineering
Silvio Polly Men’s Soccer Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3.885 Exercise Science
Julian Rugel Men’s Soccer Jr. Tucker, Ga. 3.639 Exercise Science
Joshua Swift Men’s Soccer Sr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.874 Accounting
Mercedes Benites Women’s Soccer Sr. Canada Rosquin, Argentina 3.949 Political Science
Jessica Bingham Women’s Soccer Sr. Powder Springs, Ga. 3.32 Exercise Science
Michelle Gustavsen Women’s Soccer So. Hiram, Ga. 4.00 Nursing
Ella Hawkins Women’s Soccer Jr. Americus, Ga. 3.35 Management
Sholeh Rezaee Women’s Soccer Sr. Warner Robins, Ga. 3.67 Psychology
Haley West Women’s Soccer Sr. Kennesaw, Ga. 3.66 Exercise Science
Colt Yawn Men’s Basketball So. Atkinson, Ga. 3.30 Exercise Science
Kya Cochran Women’s Basketball So. Shreveport, La. 3.35 Exercise Science
Mikela Barlow Softball Sr. Baxley, Ga. 3.346 Exercise Science
Shannon Gibson Softball So. Colborne, Ontario 3.568 Exercise Science
Graysen Sanders Softball Sr. Phoenix City, Ala. 3.449 Exercise Science
Kole Clark Baseball So. Natunta, Ga. 3.354 General Studies
Mitch Holloway Baseball Sr. Plains, Ga. 3.752 Special Education
Bradley Hough Baseball Jr. Vienna, Ga. 3.368 Exercise Science
Matt Hubbard Baseball Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.482 Exercise Science
Josh Logan Baseball Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.486 Political Science
Dakota Long Baseball Sr. Macon, Ga. 3.500 Exercise Science
Beau Millwood Men’s Tennis Jr. Hoschton, Ga. 3.615 Nursing
Charli Allen Women’s Tennis So. Carrollton, Ga. 3.524 Accounting
Kendall Crew Women’s Tennis Jr. Americus, Ga. 3.569 Management
Celia del Castillo Women’s Tennis Jr. Seville, Spain 3.383 Marketing
Ashley Denby Women’s Tennis Sr. Cordele, Ga. 3.974 History
Anneliese Leahy Women’s Tennis Sr. Augusta, Ga. 3.424 Nursing
Connie Lewis Cross Country So. Crawfordville, Fla. 3.515 General Education
Katherine McGarr Cross Country Jr. Cordele, Ga. 3.35 History
Savannah Ross Cross Country Jr. Tallapoosa, Ga. 3.351 History