Three UNG Hoopsters Named To Peach Belt's All-Academic Team
MARTINEZ, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) - The Peach Belt Conference released the men's and women's basketball All-Academic team from the conference office with three University of North Georgia players garnering the prestigious honor. Women's basketball player Stephanie Huffman joined men's basketball players Travis Core and Andrew Lawrence on the league roster that honors both basketball and academic achievement. Molly Rainwater was also recognized as an All-Academic Honorable Mention selection.
Huffman is the second leading scorer for the 19th-ranked Nighthawks depositing 13.4 points per game. The junior guard is also North Georgia's leading rebounder (9.2 rpg) and second on the team in steals. Huffman carries a 3.82 GPA as an Education major.
Core has started all 22 games at point guard for the Nighthawks and is fourth on the team in scoring at 9.0 points per game. The junior guard is also second on the team in assists with 83. Core boasts a 3.87 GPA as an Exercise Science major.
Lawrence has seen action in all 22 games as a reserve post player averaging 3.8 points per game and is third on the team in blocks with 11. The junior is a Middle Grades Education major with a 3.37 cumulative GPA.
Rainwater averages 8.3 points per game and is the team's leading three-point shooter having made 51 trifectas on the year. She is a Middle Grades Education major with a 3.57 GPA.
The four student-athletes become the 13th UNG representatives on the league's All-Academic teams with nine Nighthawks garnering the distinction during the fall season.
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 have 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.
The 23 women's basketball players and 11 men's players represent the most honorees ever recognized for both sports.
Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 33 NCAA Division II National Championships. 15 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports.