AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Southwestern baseball team placed six players to the Peach Belt Conference Team of Academic Distinction, released earlier this week by the league. The Hurricanes also finished the spring semester with a 3.28 team grade point average.
Senior Tucker Smith from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., leads the way with a 4.00 GPA as he's completing his Master's in Business Administration. Junior Jamison Wilks from Paulding County is a Management major who holds a 3.886 GPA followed by Cole Garrett, the senior History major from Nashville, Ga. who holds a 3.70 GPA. Jacob Harrell is a senior from Rome, Ga., who is majoring in Math with a 3.657 GPA as sophomore Matthew Mamatas from McDonough, Ga., holds a 3.604 GPA while majoring in Management. Junior Jared Donalson is an Exercise Science major from Albany, Ga. who has a 3.571
The Peach Belt Conference has announced the 2020 baseball Team of Academic Distinction. Formerly knows as the All-Academic team, it 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 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. Players named to the teams are based on grades through the fall 2019 semester.