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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the 2019 PBC Softball All-Academic Team Wednesday, with a league-high eight members of Georgia College Softball (34-17) making the list.
Seniors Caroline Snider (Tennille) and Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) juniors Danielle Rubin (Canton) and Amber Coy (Warner Robins) and sophomores Sarah Couch (Madison), Haley Howell (Rochelle), Rebecca Lawrence (Vidalia), and Jessie Morris (Vidalia) took in the honor for the Bobcats.
Snider is a 3.67 in Mass Communication while Price has a 3.36 in Exercise Science. Coy boasts a 4.00 in Nursing and Rubin has a 3.85 in Special Education. Lawrence has a 4.00 in Political Science, Morris a 4.00 in Biology with a Chemistry minor. Couch adds a 3.90 in Management, while Howell owns a 3.82 in Exercise Science, adding a Physical Education minor. Three of the four 4.00 GPAs on the list belong to Georgia College.
Snider earns the award for the third time in her career, and Price her second or each season they were eligible. Coy makes her second appearance on the list, and it's the first such honor for Rubin, Couch, Howell Morris and Lawrence. The Bobcats tied with UNC Pembroke for most players to make this year's list.
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 and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.
The No. 5-seed Bobcats are in action Friday, May 3 at 6:30 a.m., taking on No. 4-seed Flagler College in the PBC Quarterfinals in Dahlonega.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner Cup and the 2017 PBC Sportsmanship Institution of the Year, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up- to-the- minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.