McGuire and Voyles Named Daktronics All-Region

North Georgia to play first Regional Tournament game this afternoon

PEMBROKE, NC - North Georgia College & State University's Courtney McGuire and Laura Voyles were named to the 2008 Daktronics All-South Atlantic Region Team announced this morning before the first game of the NCAA South Atlantic Regional at LRA Field on the Campus of UNC Pembroke. The Teams were nominated and voted upon by the region's sports information directors.

McGuire was named to first-team all region after playing and starting every game for the Saints in 2008. She recorded a .364 batting average and was second on the club in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 29. McGuire had 48 hits on the season, including a team-leading 17 doubles.

Voyles was named second-team all-region after a sophomore campaign that saw her hit .432, score 35 runs, and record a team high 60 hits. She started every game for the Saints in 2008 and launched six home runs while driving in 25 runs.

After being named first team all-region, Courtney McGuire will go on the Daktronics All-American Ballot, with the All-American announcement coming May 16.

FIRST TEAM
C- Jessica Strickland, USC Aiken
1B- Kimberly Atkinson, Coker
2B- Whitney Hickam, Carson-Newman
3B- Sara Henn, Lincoln Memorial
SS- Jesse Howard, Carson-Newman
OF- Sherquita Bostick, Georgia College
OF- Brittany Berrier, UNC Pembroke
OF- Natalie Haithcox, Mars Hill
DP- Jenny Jackson, Mount Olive
UT- Courtney McGuire, North Georgia
P- Zoe Heim, Carson-Newman
P- Mandy Chandler, Georgia College
P- Martika Elmore, UNC Pembroke

SECOND TEAM
C- Kristina Osborn, Mars Hill
1B- Ashley Seawell, Mars Hill
2B- Laura Voyles, North Georgia
3B- Mandy Stevens, Carson-Newman
SS- Kat Rivers, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF- Taylor Queen, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF- Brittany Cherry, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF- Martina Bullard, Pfeiffer
DP- none
UT- Tonya Medders, Georgia College
P- Shelly Catlett, Coker
P- Meredith O'Connor, Lenoir-Rhyne
P- Brittany Blankenship, Wingate