May 23, 2011

Saints Baseball Lands Three on All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the baseball All-Academic teams from the conference office in Augusta over the weekend, and North Georgia had three players earns spots on the squad.

Jordan Erisman and Kenny Bellavance were both named to the team of 20 players, while Brad Hall was one of six honorable mentions. Erisman is an Accounting major with a 3.75 grade point average, while Bellavance is majoring in Finance and has a 3.92 grade point average. Senior Brad Hall graduated earlier this month from North Georgia with a Business Management degree and finished his collegiate career with a 3.40 grade point average.

The 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 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.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 26 NCAA Division II National Championships. 13 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2009-10 members are Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

2011 Baseball All-Academic Team

Player
School
Year
Hometown
GPA
Major (Minor)
Jared Allen Georgia Southwestern Sr. Lyons, Ga. 3.74 History Education
Kenny Bellavance North Georgia Soph. Stone Mountain, Ga. 3.92 Finance
Jason Cochroft USC Aiken Sr. Gilbert, S.C. 3.36 Business Administration
Bryan Collins UNC Pembroke Jr. Lakeview, N.C. 3.80 Exercise & Sport Science
Josh Dabbs Montevallo Sr. Hueytown, Ala. 3.63 Kinesiology (Health Promotion)
Ross Davis Lander Jr. Bennington, N.H. 3.50 Political Science
Austin Dubberly Montevallo Soph. Helena, Ala. 3.58 Management
Jordan Erisman North Georgia Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.75 Accounting
Josh Haley UNC Pembroke Jr. Pinehurst, N.C. 3.30 Exercise & Sport Science
Josh Headley Montevallo Jr. Gardendale, Ala. 3.68 Biochemistry
Josh Heath Armstrong Atlantic State Sr. Locust Grove, Ga. 3.92 Biology
Heath Lock Georgia Southwestern Sr. Dalton, Ga. 3.61 Psychology
Thomas McLeod USC Aiken Jr. Chapin, S.C. 3.68 Exercise & Sport Science
Phillip Mozingo Francis Marion Sr. Florence, S.C. 3.41 Business Administration
A.J. Nunziato Lander Jr. S. Setauket, N.Y. 3.93 Exercise Science
Brian Satterfield Columbus State Sr. Stockbridge, Ga. 3.50 Health & Exercise Science
Scott Shipman Augusta State Soph. Waxhaw, N.C. 3.48 Kinesiology
Preson Shuey
Francis Marion Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
3.65 Finance
Tripp Warrick USC Aiken Soph. North Augusta, S.C. 4.00 Chemistry
Keith Whitman UNC Pembroke Sr. Elkin, N.C. 3.30 Biology

Honorable Mention: Brad Hall, North Georgia; Jarrett Hooks, Francis Marion; Ryan Milewski, USC Aiken; Ryan Parson, Georgia College; Jody Sellars, Georgia Southwestern; Michael White, Lander