May 12, 2009

Moore Named to Peach Belt All-Academic Team

DAHLONEGA, GA – Sam Moore has been named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team announced last week by the conference office. Moore receives the honor after his third season in the Peach Belt Conference.

The team is part of a new season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the court.

Sam Moore earns second-team honors after recorded five wins in singles play, all coming at the #2 spot, and nine wins in doubles play during the 2009 season.  The junior played the #1 spot on three different occasions.  Moore is a Physics major with an overall GPA of 3.80. 

North Georgia went 6-14 overall during the 2009 season, posting a 1-7 mark in Peach Belt Conference play. The Saints put a string together of four wins in five matches during the year, defeating Missouri Vally, Piedmont College, Carson-Newman, and Georgia Southwestern during a 19-day period.

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.


First Team

Player School Year Hometown GPS Major
Paul Bishop Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Whitwell, England 3.50 Health Science
Damien Cordesse Lander Sr. Paris, France
3.76 Business
Bastian Czwalinna Francis Marion Sr. Erlagen, Germany 3.90 General Business
Chris Kaetz USC Aiken Sr. Bonn, Germany 3.82 Business Administration
Justin Pickham GCSU Sr. Armidale, Australia 3.54 Exercise Science
Bruno Seves USC Aiken Sr. Araraquara, Brazil 3.68 Business Administration

      Second Team
Filipe Garcia
USC Aiken So. Valihnhos, Brazil 3.46 Business Administration
Matthew Keth Francis Marion Sr. Border, South Africa 3.50 Finance
Juan Manrique Lander So. Bogota, Colombia 3.22 Business Management
Carlos Marques Lander So. Uba, Brazil 3.28 Business Management
Sam Moore North Georgia Jr. Sydney, Australia 3.80 Physics
Paul van Rensburg Columbus St. fSr. Stellenbosch, South Africa 3.58 Finance