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Four GSW soccer players named to the PBC All-Academic Team

By Staff Reports

 

AMERICUS – Four Georgia Southwestern State University Men’s soccer players: Chris Avery, Manuel Duran, Thiago Elias and Julian Rugel, have been named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team. The PBC announced the team members on Thursday, October 25.

The Hurricanes had two players make the PBC All-Academic Team for a third time. They are senior Chris Avery, a Communication & Media Arts Major, and senior Julian Rugel, an Exercise Science Major. Junior Manuel Duran, an Engineering Major, made his second appearance on the team, while senior Thiago Elias, a Management Major, received his first nomination after transferring to GSW.

Chris Avery carries a 3.390 GPA. Julian Rugel is carrying a 3.543 GPA, and Manuel Duran is carrying a 3.769 GPA. Thiago Elias is also getting it done in the classroom. He is carrying a 3.743 GPA.

To qualify for the PBC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete has to have participated 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 cumulus 3.30 cumulus GPA on a 4.0 scale and they must have completed one academic year at his or her current school. They also have to be at least a sophomore.