AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its PBC Women's Tennis All-Academic Team, with four members of the No. 19 Georgia College team earning a spot on the list.
A pair of juniors and a pair of sophomores make up the quartet, with sisters Macy Polk (Powder Springs) and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs) leading the way. Sophomores Emma Niemi (Cumming) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville).
Macy Polk leads with a 3.87 GPA in chemistry, with sister Cristalei Polk finishing a year early with a 3.85 in physics. Kelly has a 3.76 in exercise science, and Niemi owns a 3.31 in exercise science as well.
Players must fulfill three qualifications to gain a spot on the All-Academic Team. An athlete must play in at least half of the team games and be either a starter or significant contributor to his team's success level. He must also have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and have completed at least a year of schooling at his institution with sophomore athletic eligibility.
The Bobcats have wrapped up another outstanding season at 20-8, the fourth 20-win season in program history and the 22nd straight year earning an NCAA Regional bid. Senior Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bordeaux, France) took a spot on the All-PBC Second Team as well.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, 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 social media for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.