December 11, 2008

Lawalin and Nelligan Named PBC All-Academic

AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the women’s cross country All-Academic Teams announced this afternoon from the conference office as juniors Emmy Lawalin and Bea Nelligan were named to the first-team.

The two teams are the first in a new 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 participate in at least half of their team’s events, achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and have completed at least one full academic year at their current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors nominated and voted on the selected teams.

Emmy Lawalin, a Music Education major, has a 3.82 cumulative grade point average and recorded her best time of the year at the Mercer Invitational, finishing the 5K course in 19:54. She had her highest finish of the season at the PBC Pre-Conference race, finishing 14th on the campus of Georgia College & State University. Lawalin led her team into the 2008 NCAA Southeast Regional with a 19th place finish, completing the 6K course with a time of 24:48.

Bea Nelligan, a Match Education major, has a 3.94 cumulative grade point average midway through her third year at North Georgia. She had her best time of the 2008 season at the PBC Pre-Conference event, finishing in a time of 21:32. Nelligan raced to a 13th place finish at the Tiger Twilight Invitational on the campus of the University of the South, finishing the 6K race in 26:35.

 





Women's Cross Country PBC All-Academic Team




First Team


Player
School
Year
Hometown
GPA
Major (Minor)
Amanda Doyle
Francis Marion
Jr.
Laurens, S.C.
3.81
Accounting
Sarah Hakala
GCSU
Sr.
Jacksonville, Fla.
4.00
Biology (Anthropology)
Kara Kreutzer
Augusta State
Jr.
Lilburn, Ga.
3.41
Biology
Emmy Lawalin
North Georgia
Soph.
Gainesville, Ga.
3.82
Music Education
Bea Nelligan
North Georgia
Jr.
Sautee, Ga.
3.94
Math Education
Olga Nunez-Lopez
Lander
Sr.
Chapin, S.C.
3.64
Business Administation
Bonnie Ueltzen
GCSU
Jr.
Blairsville, Ga.
3.76
Physical Education









Second Team


Alley Dachenhaus
USC Aiken
Sr.
Batesburg, S.C.
3.72
Early Childhood Education
Dani Destiche
GCSU
Soph.
Snellville, Ga.
3.51
Outdoor Education
Chelsea Ellis
Clayton State
Soph.
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
3.35
Biology
Stevi Korczyk
Ga. Southwestern
Sr.
Conyers, Ga.
3.73
Exercise Science
Nicole Maitland
USC Aiken
Soph.
Chapin, S.C.
3.23
Elementary Education
Heather Raines
GCSU
Jr.
Lawrenceville, Ga.
3.41
Mass Communication
Ivy Ramsey
UNC Pembroke
Sr.
Colby, Kan.
3.32
Exercise & Sport Science