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22 Eagles honored for academics

    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