Saints Baseball Lands Three on All-Academic Team
AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the baseball All-Academic teams from the conference office in Augusta over the weekend, and North Georgia had three players earns spots on the squad.
Jordan Erisman and Kenny Bellavance were both named to the team of 20 players, while Brad Hall was one of six honorable mentions. Erisman is an Accounting major with a 3.75 grade point average, while Bellavance is majoring in Finance and has a 3.92 grade point average. Senior Brad Hall graduated earlier this month from North Georgia with a Business Management degree and finished his collegiate career with a 3.40 grade point average.
The teams are 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 Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 26 NCAA Division II National Championships. 13 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports. 2009-10 members are Augusta State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of Montevallo, North Georgia College & State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the University of South Carolina Aiken.
2011 Baseball All-Academic Team
|Jared Allen||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Lyons, Ga.||3.74||History Education|
|Kenny Bellavance||North Georgia||Soph.||Stone Mountain, Ga.||3.92||Finance|
|Jason Cochroft||USC Aiken||Sr.||Gilbert, S.C.||3.36||Business Administration|
|Bryan Collins||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Lakeview, N.C.||3.80||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Josh Dabbs||Montevallo||Sr.||Hueytown, Ala.||3.63||Kinesiology (Health Promotion)|
|Ross Davis||Lander||Jr.||Bennington, N.H.||3.50||Political Science|
|Austin Dubberly||Montevallo||Soph.||Helena, Ala.||3.58||Management|
|Jordan Erisman||North Georgia||Jr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.||3.75||Accounting|
|Josh Haley||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Pinehurst, N.C.||3.30||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Josh Headley||Montevallo||Jr.||Gardendale, Ala.||3.68||Biochemistry|
|Josh Heath||Armstrong Atlantic State||Sr.||Locust Grove, Ga.||3.92||Biology|
|Heath Lock||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Dalton, Ga.||3.61||Psychology|
|Thomas McLeod||USC Aiken||Jr.||Chapin, S.C.||3.68||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Phillip Mozingo||Francis Marion||Sr.||Florence, S.C.||3.41||Business Administration|
|A.J. Nunziato||Lander||Jr.||S. Setauket, N.Y.||3.93||Exercise Science|
|Brian Satterfield||Columbus State||Sr.||Stockbridge, Ga.||3.50||Health & Exercise Science|
|Scott Shipman||Augusta State||Soph.||Waxhaw, N.C.||3.48||Kinesiology|
||Francis Marion||Sr.||Charlotte, N.C.
|Tripp Warrick||USC Aiken||Soph.||North Augusta, S.C.||4.00||Chemistry|
|Keith Whitman||UNC Pembroke||Sr.||Elkin, N.C.||3.30||Biology|
Honorable Mention: Brad Hall, North Georgia; Jarrett Hooks, Francis Marion; Ryan Milewski, USC Aiken; Ryan Parson, Georgia College; Jody Sellars, Georgia Southwestern; Michael White, Lander