Long Named to PBC All-Academic Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. – UNCP's Blair Long has been named to the women's cross country all-academic team released by the Peach Belt Conference office on Friday afternoon. Long is among 14 that have been given the all-academic status for the current cross country season for their efforts in the classroom and on the cross country course.
Long's 3.67 grade point average was the fourth-highest among the individual honorees. She set her personal record this season at the Augusta State Tri-Meet with a time of 20:34.9 in the 5K and has continued to drop nearly a minute off her time with each race since the start of the season.
Flagler led the conference with four runners gracing the list while Georgia College had three, USC Aiken and Montevallo had two. Clayton State and Georgia Southwestern each had one runner to complete the team. UNCP will return to action on November 6 when it heads to the Peach Belt Conference Championships at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans Ga. The women's 5K race is set to begin at 9 a.m.
The team 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 All-Academic 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. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
2010 Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team
|Kourtney Aylor||Clayton St.||Jr.||Burnet, Texas||3.55||Biology|
|Sarah Balkcom||Georgia College||Jr.||Fayetteville, Ga.||3.37||Health Education|
|Dani Destiche||Georgia College||Sr.||Snellville, Ga.||3.63||Outdoor Education|
|Victoria Dobson||Georgia College||Jr.||New Hamburg, Ont.||3.64||English|
|Mathilde Grenet||USC Aiken||Sr.||Doumont, France||3.67||Business Administration & Marketing|
|Jennifer Griner||Flagler||Jr.||New Port Richey, Fla.
||3.51||Graphic Design (Fine Arts/Illustration)|
|Blair Long||UNC Pembroke||Soph.||St. Paul, N.C.||3.67||Undecided|
|Nicole Maitland||USC Aiken||Sr.||Chapin, S.C.||3.44||Elementary Education|
|Mollie McGowan||Georgia Southwestern||Soph.||Americus, Ga.||4.00||Pre-Pharmacy|
|Laura McKnight||Flagler||Jr.||Jupiter, Fla.||3.50||History/Pre-Law (Art History)|
|Katherine Schofield||Montevallo||Jr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.||3.74||Finance|
|Kaitlin Shaffer||Flagler||Soph.||Jacksonville, Fla.||3.60||Psychology (Environmental Science)|
|Madeleine Wagner||Flagler||Jr.||New Port Richey, Fla.||3.95||Art Education (Art History/Fine Arts)|
|January Waters||Montevallo||Sr.||Grayson, Ga.||3.58||Communication Studies|
Honorable Mention: Becky Atkins, Georgia Southwestern; Haley Evans, Montevallo; Paige Galvin, Clayton State; Becca Hoadley, Flagler; Samantha Kunsch, Flagler; Samantha Smith, Francis Marion; Caroline Young, Flagler