April 3, 2009

Schenk and Pinzon Selected for NCAA Conference

DAHLONEGA, GA - North Georgia College and State University received word last week that two student-athletes have been selected to participate in the 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference. 

Lauren Schenk and Santiago Pinzon were selected to participate in the conference, which takes place May 24-27 in Orlando, Florida, at the Walt Disney World Coronado Spring Resort.  The conference is open to all student-athletes at NCAA member institutions.  Each division had the opportunity to send 233 student-athletes to the national conference.

Lauren Schenk, an Exercise Science major, has a 3.22 cumulative grade point average and was a 2008 Second-Team All-PBC selection and Third-Team PBC All-Academic in 2008.  She tallied 22 points for the Lady Saints in 2008. She recorded nine goals and four assists on the season. She had one game-winning goal and was a perfect 1-1 in Penalty kicks. Schenk played and started in 15 games, logging 1131 minutes, and recorded 29 shots, including 21 shots on goal.

Santiago Pinzon, a Business Marketing major has a 3.44 cumulative grade point average.  Pinzon played 281 minutes in 2008 with a shot on goal percentage of .500.  The junior midfielder is from Cali, Columbia and prepped at Riverside Academy.  In 2007, Pinzon played in 17 matches, starting 13 as a sophomore where he recorded one goal in 10 shots and four shots on goal.