May 24, 2010

Baseball Places Four on PBC All-Academic Team

DAHLONEGA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference has released the 2010 Baseball All-Academic teams from the league office and North Georgia placed four members on the team, including one first-team and a trio on the second-team.

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.


Anders Oster, 3.74 grade point average student, is a senior majoring in physics. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native is hit .305 with 24 runs batted in, and an on-base percentage of .416. He has a .951 fielding percentage at shortstop and recorded three doubles, one triple, and two home runs during an injury shortened senior season.


Jordan Erisman, a 3.70 grade point average student, is a sophomore who hit .345 during the 2010 season with five home runs and 46 runs batted in. Named to the 2010 Peach Belt All-Conference team, Erisman played and started all 51 games for the Saints this season and recorded 78 hits, including 14 doubles, and a league-leading six triples.


Craig Brisson, a 3.31 grade point average student, is a senior majoring in math education. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native is hit .303 on the year with 15 doubles and 50 runs scored from the leadoff position. He has played and started all 51 games for the Saints in the outfield and had 31 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of .417.


Nick White, a 3.80 grade points average student, is a senior majoring in Physical Therapy. In 17 appearances out of the bullpen, the Decatur, Ga., native had a 3.54 earned run average with a 2-1 record in 20.1 innings of work. He has 12 strikeouts on the season and one save, while opponents are hitting .209 against the right-hander.

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 3.20 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.


2009-10 Baseball All-Academic Team

First Team

Major (Minor)
Jarred Allen
Ga. Southwestern Jr. Lyons, Ga.
3.62 Mathematics
Josh Biggers
Francis Marion
Sr. Southlake, Texas
3.67 Economics
Martin Dewald
Sr. Mannheim, Germany
3.34 Marketing
Sean Harrell GCSU Sr. Martinez, Ga. 3.24 Biology
Josh Headley Montevallo Soph. Gardendale, Ala. 3.82 Chemistry
Josh Heath
Armstrong Atlantic
Jr. Locust Grove, Ga.
4.00 Biology
Alex Lee Francis Marion Sr. Blythewood, S.C. 4.00 Mathematics
Anders Oster North Georgia Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.74 Physics
Preston Shuey Francis Marion Jr. Charlotte, N.C. 3.68 Finance


Second Team

Gary Asbill USC Aiken Sr. Batesburg, S.C. 3.41 English
Craig Brisson North Georgia Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.31 Math Education
Carlos Cardoza-Oquendo Armstrong Atlantic Sr. San Juan, P.R. 3.77 Physical Education
Jordan Erisman North Georgia Soph. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.70 Undecided
Brett George GCSU Sr. Dacula, Ga. 3.53 Health Education
Thomas Gray Armstrong Atlantic St. Sr. Ringgold, Ga. 3.66 Education
Bud Long Ga. Southwestern Sr. Kite, Ga. 3.57 Business Management
Tyler Stephan USC Aiken Soph. Louisville, Ky. 3.82 Communications
Nick White North Georgia Sr. Decatur, Ga. 3.80 Physical Therapy


Third Team

Wes Adkins Columbus St. Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.32 Exercise Science
Tyler Daniel Ga. Southwestern Soph. Dublin, Ga. 3.49 Health & Physical Education
Duston Daugherty Montevallo Soph. Hoover, Ala. 3.32 Kinesiology
Matt Key USC Aiken Jr. New Ellenton, S.C. 3.23 Industrial Mathematics
Seth Kivett UNC Pembroke Sr. Bear Creek, S.C. 3.23 Exercise & Sport Science
Brandon McCreery Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Rincon, Ga. 3.33 Rehabilitation Services
Bryan Roby Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Wilsonville, Ore. 3.39 Economics
Jody Sellars Ga. Southwestern Jr. Americus, Ga. 3.48 Physical Education
Chris Sosebee Montevallo Sr. Warrior, Ala. 3.24 Finance