AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia College rising senior Victor Monte (Chantilly, Va.) was named to the Peach Belt Conference Men's Golf All-Academic Team, the conference office announced recently.
Monte owns a 3.45 GPA in management at Georgia College. He competed in all 10 events for the Bobcats in 2012-13, owning a 75.9 stroke average.
Monte's best finish came at the PBC Championships, taking 22nd at nine-over par.
In the five years of the academic program, the Bobcats have had a whopping 10 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 put together another strong season in 2012-13, one that saw Georgia College take top-five finishes in three different tournaments while also putting two on the All-PBC teams in outgoing seniors Taylor Smith and Patrick Garrett. Bobcat golf also qualified for NCAA postseason play for the 16th straight season.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.