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
|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|
|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|