MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) recently announced its Men’s Golf All-Academic Team, with No. 18 Georgia College taking two of the 10 spots on the squad.
Sophomore Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) joined junior Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw, Ga.) on the academic-minded team. Garrett has made two PBC All-Academic Teams in his career. Monte makes his first appearance on this list.
Garrett owns a 3.44 in biology, with Monte putting up a 3.72 in management. Both were regular starters for the Bobcats this season. Garrett, a two-time All-PBC honoree, posted a team-low 72.7 stroke average over 10 events and Monte has had nine starts with a 74.6 average.
In the four years of the academic program, the Bobcats have had a whopping nine PBC All-Academic honorees in golf.
The teams are 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 PBC Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
The Bobcats are currently battling at the NCAA Finals today in the final round of stroke play. Catch livestats here: http://golfstatresults.com/public/static/team_leaderboard_3404.html .
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