November 7, 2012

Saints Duo Earn PBC All-Academic Honors

AUGUSTA, Ga. – North Georgia College & State University has placed two soccer players on the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic teams, one from each squad, as the teams were released Wednesday afternoon.

Senior defender Taylor Lee represents North Georgia on the women's team while senior midfielder Jesy Phelps made the men's squad.

Lee, a native of McDonough, Ga., currently boasts a 3.85 grade point average as a Special Education major and it is the second time in her career that she is being recognized for her strength in the classroom. Last week, Lee was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Women's Soccer Team.

She was named to the PBC All-Tournament team earlier this week and currently leads the team with 10 assists on the season. Lee's 10 assists heading into Friday's NCAA First Round match against Wingate has her second in the league and also second all-time in school history.

Phelps is a native of Charleston, S.C. and is a History major with a 3.60 GPA. It is also the second time Phelps has been recognized with the award.

Phelps ended his senior campaign with one assist on the season as he started 13 games for the Saints. He finished his career with three goals and four assists for 10 career points and was a member of the All-PBC Second Team last season.

Also being recognized as Honorable Mentions were Kayla Croom, Kelsey Martin, Megan Morrow and Leanne South from the women's team and Jamie Gleeson from the men's. Croom joined Lee on the Capital One Academic All-District 3 team as well.

The 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.


2012 Peach Belt Conference Men's Soccer All-Academic Team

2012 Peach Belt Conference Women's Soccer All-Academic Team