October 30, 2013

Four North Georgia Runners Honored On PBC All-Academic Team

MARTINEZ, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) -The Peach Belt Conference released the women's cross country All-Academic team from the conference office with UNG's Meagan Anstett, Chloe Hope, Lexie Miller earning the prestigious honor.  North Georgia and Young Harris led the way with a league-best three honorees apiece. 

Anstett carries a perfect 4.00 GPA in Business Management.  She finished 56th in the PBC Championship race with a 6K time of 24:16 and competed in all six races during the 2013 season. 

Hope carries a 3.87 GPA in Biology.  She participated in four races for the Nighthawks highlighted by a season-best 29th place (22:48, 5K) at the North Georgia Invitational.

Miller, a PBC All-Academic honorable mention selection in 2012, carries a 3.88 GPA in Middle Grades Education.  She represented North Georgia in five races in 2013 registering her best 5K time of 24:30 at the University of West Georgia Invitational.  

North Georgia's Sallie Davis was also recognized as an honorable mention selection. 

The team is 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 33 NCAA Division II National Championships. 15 member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama compete in 13 championship sports.

North Georgia returns to action Saturday, Nov. 9 at the NCAA Division II Southeast Region championship race, hosted by Queens University in Charlotte, N.C.