AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the men's golf All-Academic teams from the conference office in Augusta last week, and North Georgia sophomore Matt Rochlin was named to the team.
A Political Science major and Pre-Law minor with a 3.74 grade point average, Rochlin was one of only 10 individuals named to the squad. The Roswell, Ga., native had an 81.2 stroke average last year, and posted a season-best 75 at the Outback Steakhouse Intercollegiate to grab a third place finish. Six of his 13 rounds were in the 70's, and the sophomore tallied a 53rd place finish at the Peach Belt Conference Championships.
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.
|Joel Dahlenburg||Flagler||Jr.||St. Augustine, Fla.||3.41||Business Administration|
|Aaron Ebert||Montevallo||Jr.||Huron, Ohio||3.70||Accounting|
|Tyler Erickson||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Soph.||Warner Robins, Ga.||3.85||Undecided|
|Gonzalo Gambertoglio||Montevallo||Jr.||Cordoba, Argentina||3.96||Management|
|Patrick Garrett||Georgia College||Soph.||Kennesaw, Ga.||3.64||Biology|
|Scott Lambert||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Newcastle, England||3.39||Business|
|Matt Motes||Armstrong Atlantic State||Jr.||Augusta, Ga.||3.71||Health Science|
|Matt Rochlin||North Georgia||Jr.||Roswell, Ga.||3.74||Political Science (Pre-Law)|
|Ruwaldt Viljoen||Montevallo||Sr.||Johannesburg, S. Africa||3.66||Management|
||Georgia College||Sr.||Waycross, Ga.||3.96||Chemistry|
Honorable Mention: Mariano Lepori, Montevallo; Jacob Tilton, Armstrong Atlantic State