AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball Team had 10 players named members of the 2016 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Academic Team Thursday.
Georgia College's 10 All-Academic Team members are the most of any team in the PBC and the most in program history.
The 10 players include: Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Fla.), Danyelle Drummond (Cumming), Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah), Miller Howard (Suwanee), Caroline Long (Roswell), Katie Ray (Cumming), Maggie Roper (Buford), Ashley Savransky (Roswell), Taylor Svehla (Cumming) and Blake Willoughby (Savannah).
To make the All-Academic Team a student-athlete must participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; have achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and completed at least one full academic year at her current institution and have reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
Brockway receives the honor after posting a 3.90 GPA as a pre-athletic training major. Drummond is a marketing major with a 3.47 GPA. Ewaldsen makes the team as a biology major with a 3.47 GPA. Howard is a management major with a 3.51 GPA. Long owns a 3.47 GPA as a mass communication major. Ray holds the team's highest GPA with a 3.92 as a nursing major. Roper is majoring in psychology and owns a 3.43 GPA. Savransky is marketing major with a 3.48 GPA. Svehla keeps a 3.73 GPA as a mathematics major. Willoughby rounds at the Bobcat honorees as a nursing major with a 3.39 GPA.
This is the third of three potential All-Academic honors for seniors Howard, Long and Willoughby. Ray, Ewaldsen and Roper each receive their second All-Academic honor in their second year of eligibility. Brockway, Drummond, Savransky and Svehla are first time All-Academic honorees.
In addition to excelling in the classroom, Coach Gretchen Krumdieck's squad is having the best season in school history on the court. The Bobcats have won a school record 17 games and received their highest region ranking in school history earlier this week. The Bobcats continue their record-breaking season Friday, Nov. 11 on the road at USC Aiken. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
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