AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its Women's Soccer All-Academic Team Thursday, with Georgia College putting eight student-athletes on the list.
Senior Ashlee Graham (Decatur) shares the team's top GPA with a 3.97 in exercise science, making her third appearance on the all-academic squad. Classmate Savanna DeValle (Cairo) earns her second all-academic honor with a 3.64 in athletic training. Senior Sofia Lekas (Lizella) now owns three all-academic honors as well; she has a 3.46 in public health. Anya Mancinelli (Atlanta) takes a spot on the team for the third time with a 3.45 in biology.
Junior Erin Ferris (Atlanta) earns her second all-academic honor with a 3.36 in marketing.
The sophomore class is five deep in PBC Academic honorees, led by Becca Morris (Marietta) with the team's top GPA at 3.97 in exercise science. Sophia Bonser (Tyrone) has a 3.84 in chemistry, while Kai Jeffries (Lawrenceville) boasts at 3.68 with a philosophy major and sociology minor. Hannah Asbell (LaGrange) owns a 3.48 in marketing with a minor in psychology, while Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) brings in a 3.34 in exercise science.
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, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. wrapping up the regular season at USC Aiken.
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