SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Southern Conference announced its 2011 Academic All-Conference Spring Season team today (June 23rd). Georgia Southern carded 22 honorees on the team which included a spring season record of 326 student-athletes. All of the league's 12 member institutions were represented on the team which honors the best student-athletes in the league.
Georgia Southern's Alessandra Dzuba was one of 13 league-wide student-athletes to maintain a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA. Dzuba posted a winning record in dual match play for the Women's Tennis team, finishing at 7-5 overall.
Victor Roache, a consensus All-American for the Eagle Baseball team, earned a slot on the team with a 3.26 GPA in Sport Management. He was joined by teammate Eric Phillips, a first team All-SoCon selection at shortstop.
The GSU Softball team produced the most honorees with six selections, which included four starting infielders.
T o be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the spring season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently concluded campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
At least 20 individuals from each of the 12 SoCon institutions were represented, participating in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s and women’s tennis. The group recorded a combined 3.57 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Georgia Southern Academic All-Southern Conference Athletes (Spring, 2011)
Eric Phillips Baseball 3.35 General Studies
Victor Roache Basebal 3.26 Sport Mgmt.
Colin Snow Baseball 3.26 Sport Mgmt.
Logan Blondell Golf 3.56 Finance
Matthew Deal Golf 3.41 Finance
Sebastien Felt Men's Tennis 3.87 Biology
Juan P. Melian Men's Tennis 3.35 T.O.P.
Mark Paetz Men's Tennis 3.39 Hotel/Rst.Mgmt.
Matthijs Verdam Men's Tennis 3.43 Hotel/Rst.Mgmt.
Kelly Burnett Softball 3.68 Early Cldhd Edu
Bethany CrenshawSoftball 3.61 Nursing
Hanna Ennis Softball 3.38 Sport Mgmt.
Andrea Tarashuk Softball 3.24 History
Jorie Walker Softball 3.29 Health/Ps. Ed.
M. Williams Softball 3.39 Mdn. Languages
Sara Curry Track & Field 3.67 Recreation
Morgan Jefferson Track & Field 3.23 I'national Trade
Kassi Lee Track & Field 3.48 Management
Brittani Martin Track & Field 3.74 Early Cldhd Edu
Ali Beavers Women's Tennis 3.78 Marketing
Alessandra Dzuba Women's Tennis 4.00 Art
Natalie Maffett Women's Tennis 3.22 Pubic Relations