June 1, 2011

Matt Rochlin Named to Peach Belt All-Academic Team

AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the men's golf All-Academic teams from the conference office in Augusta last week, and North Georgia sophomore Matt Rochlin was named to the team.

A Political Science major and Pre-Law minor with a 3.74 grade point average, Rochlin was one of only 10 individuals named to the squad. The Roswell, Ga., native had an 81.2 stroke average last year, and posted a season-best 75 at the Outback Steakhouse Intercollegiate to grab a third place finish. Six of his 13 rounds were in the 70's, and the sophomore tallied a 53rd place finish at the Peach Belt Conference Championships.

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 Men's Golf All-Academic Team

Major (Minor)
Joel Dahlenburg Flagler Jr. St. Augustine, Fla. 3.41 Business Administration
Aaron Ebert Montevallo Jr. Huron, Ohio 3.70 Accounting
Tyler Erickson Armstrong Atlantic St. Soph. Warner Robins, Ga. 3.85 Undecided
Gonzalo Gambertoglio Montevallo Jr. Cordoba, Argentina 3.96 Management
Patrick Garrett Georgia College Soph. Kennesaw, Ga. 3.64 Biology
Scott Lambert UNC Pembroke Jr. Newcastle, England 3.39 Business
Matt Motes Armstrong Atlantic State Jr. Augusta, Ga. 3.71 Health Science
Matt Rochlin North Georgia Jr. Roswell, Ga. 3.74 Political Science (Pre-Law)
Ruwaldt Viljoen Montevallo Sr. Johannesburg, S. Africa 3.66 Management
Matthew Yonz
Georgia College Sr. Waycross, Ga. 3.96 Chemistry

Honorable Mention: Mariano Lepori, Montevallo; Jacob Tilton, Armstrong Atlantic State