April 10, 2009

Marble Named First-Team PBC All-Academic

AUGUSTA, GA – Syretha Marble has been named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team announced by the conference office. The senior receives the honor after being named PBC All-Conference for four straight seasons.

The team is part of a new season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the court.

Syretha Marble, a 2008 All-American, and 2009 First-Team All-conference and All-Region Selection averaged 18.4 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game this season to rank second and fourth respectively in the Peach Belt Conference. The senior scored in double digits in all but one game, and recorded a season-high 32 points against Mars Hill on November 24, and a season-high 20 rebounds at Georgia College & State University on February 4.

Marble was a four-time PBC All-Conference player during her career and was named PBC Freshman of the year in 2006 and an All-American in 2008. Marble ranks 5th in the history of the PBC with 1,881 points, and 6th in rebounds with 926.

She recorded nine double-doubles this season, and led the conference in minutes played at 37.52 minutes per game. Marble finished fourth in steals at 2.96 steals per game, and third in field goal percentage at 54.4 percent.

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student athlete must participate in at least half of their team’s events, achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and have completed at least one full academic year at their current institution. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors nominated and voted on the selected teams.


First Team

Player School Yr. Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Mandy Dudish GCSU
Snellville, Ga.
General Business
Morgan Johnson USC Aiken
Marietta, Ga.
Fine Arts
Meredith Legg USC Aiken
Huntersville, N.C.
Business Administration
Satu Leppanen USC Aiken
Lahti, Finland
Business Administration
Syretha Marble North Georgia
Canton, Ga.
Physical Education
Megan Starnes USC Aiken Sr. Riley, Kan. 3.57 Business Administration

Second Team

Katherine Kiefer
Francis Marion Sr. Lilburn, Ga. 3.76 Psychology
Natalie Ray UNC Pembroke Sr. Laurinburg, N.C. 3.32 Physical Education
Brittany Reynolds Georgia Southwestern Jr. Decatur, Ga. 3.21 Marketing
Jamilah Sharp Georgia Southwestern Sr. Stockbridge, Ga. 3.37 Education

Third Team

Chauntel Ferdinand Columbus State Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.22 Exercise Science
Triahna Harris USC Aiken Soph. Springfield, Va. 3.46 Exercise & Sport Science
Ilya Hunt UNC Pembroke Soph. Raleigh, N.C. 3.86 Elementary Education
Portia Jones Armstrong Atlantic Jr. Savannah, Ga. 3.23 Psychology
Tracey Paschal Augusta State Sr. Fairburn, Ga. 3.35 Health & Kinesiology