GC Men’s Basketball Puts Conference-Best Two on PBC All-Academic Team

Isaac Thomas and Chapin Rierson
Isaac Thomas and Chapin Rierson

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its Men's Basketball All-Academic Team Wednesday, with Georgia College putting two student-athletes on the list.

Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) owns a 3.46 in Accounting, making his third appearance on the all-academic squad. Sophomore Chapin Rierson (Calhoun) earns his first all-academic honor with a team-high 3.84 in Accounting as well.

All-time, Bobcat Men's Hoops has brought in this honor 16 times. Thomas joins the elite group of Ryan Blumenthal (2016) and Josh Hurst (2011) as the only three-time selections.

The academic 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 Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. traveling to the University of North Georgia.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup and the 2017 PBC Sportsmanship Institution of the Year, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.