By Molly Johnson, sports information assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College women's volleyball team places five players on the 2014 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Academic Team the conference office announced Tuesday.
The Bobcats tie for the second most players on the list with USC Aiken. Lander University led the conference, having seven players make the team. In order to be named to the all-academic squad, players must participate in at least half of her team's events while being a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution and reach sophomore eligibility.
Sophomore Blake Willoughby (Savannah) had the highest GPA for the Bobcats with a 3.63 while majoring in pre-nursing with a health education minor. Next was the lone junior for the Bobcats, Ella Anastasiades (Atlanta) who majors in Spanish with a 3.62 GPA. Caroline Long (Roswell) logged a 3.48 GPA while majoring in pre-mass communications. Close behind Long is Miller Howard (Suwanee) with a 3.46 GPA. She is currently undeclared with a major. Rounding out the five spots for the Bobcats is Caroline Ham (Marietta) with a 3.33 GPA while majoring in pre-special education.
In two seasons Georgia College six players have received all-academic honors. Anastasiades is now a two-time member of the team.
The Bobcats ended their season 7-20 overall and 2-16 in the Peach Belt.
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