AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Southwestern softball team placed six Lady Hurricanes to the Peach Belt Conference Team of Academic Distinction, released earlier this week by the league.
Senior Jennifer Jernigan leads the way as she is a Management major from Waycross, Ga., who holds a 3.688 GPA followed by sophomore Allyson Murdock, the Exercise Science major from Debrary, Fla., who holds a 3.625 GPA. Shannon Gibson is a senior Exercise Science major from Colborne, Ontario who has a 3.60 GPA and Christina Wells is a sophomore Management major from Apopka, Fla., who holds a 3.494. Junior Chloe Zoeller is a Nursing major from Flowery Branch, Ga., who holds a 3.432 GPA as Tanner Robertson is a senior Exercise Science major from Huntsville, Ala., who holds a 3.308 GPA.
The Peach Belt Conference has announced the 2020 softball 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.