AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the 2019 PBC Baseball All-Academic Team Tuesday, with a school-record eight members of Georgia College Baseball (25-19) making the list.
Seniors Shane Connahan (Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania), Eric Furphy (Suwanee), Garrett Green (Bogart), Colin LoCurto (Kennesaw), Harrison Veldsma (Marietta) and Connor Wilson (Newnan), junior Brad Spinner (Roswell) and sophomore Austin Holloway (Social Circle) took in the honor for the Bobcats.
Connahan owns a 3.88 in Exercise Science with a Physical Education minor, Furphy a 3.66 in Biology and Green has a 3.42 in Management with a Marketing minor. LoCurto brings in a 3.43 in Exercise Science, while Holloway has a 3.35 in Chemistry. Spinner gets a 3.78 in Marketing, Veldsma a 3.57 in Management and Wilson a 3.50 in Management Information Systems.
Green earns the award for the third time in his career, or each season he was eligible. Veldsma makes his second appearance on the list, and it's the first such honor for Connahan, Furphy, LoCurto, Wilson, Spinner and Holloway.
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 and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.
The No. 5-seed Bobcats are back in action Friday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m., taking on No. 4-seed Young Harris College in the pool play round of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.
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