AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its Women's Basketball All-Academic Team Wednesday, with Georgia College putting four student-athletes on the list.
Senior Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) owns the team's top GPA with a 3.53 in Mathematics, making her third appearance on the all-academic squad. Classmate Erin Drynan (Chicago, Illinois) earns her first all-academic honor with a 3.32 in Exercise Science with a minor in Physical Education. Drynan picks up the award in her first season of eligibility as a junior college transfer.
Sophomore Keyonna Wesley (Pearson) brings in her first all-academic honor as well; she has a 3.44 in Accounting with a Management Information Systems minor. Sophomore DeLayne Rotolo (Peachtree City) takes a spot on the team for the first time with a 3.43 in Exercise Science with a Physical Education minor.
All-time, Bobcat Women's Hoops has brought in this honor 24 times. Cleveland joins the elite group of Shanteona Keys (2015), Lindsey Reed (2017) and Christina Thomas (2017) as the only three-time winners.
The academic 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 Bobcats are back in action today, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. traveling to Columbus State University.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's 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.