GC’s Hurst Takes Slot on PBC All-Academic Team

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MARTINEZ, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released the PBC All-Academic Men’s Basketball Team recently, with Georgia College’s Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) earning a spot on the five-member team.

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 Peach Belt Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.

A senior forward, Hurst has put together a 3.32 GPA in marketing in four seasons at Georgia College, just one of three seniors on the PBC All-Academic squad.

Hurst started all 26 ballgames for the Bobcats, one of just two players to do so. The senior averaged 6.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, upping those numbers to 7.2 and 7.2 in PBC contests. He also finished second on the team in blocks with 17.

Hurst is a three-time honoree to this list, making it as both a sophomore and junior. The Bobcats have now put a total of six players on this list all-time.

The Bobcats finished up the 2010-11 season with a 16-10 overall record and a 10-7 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) mark. Their last game was in the PBC Tournament where they fell to the University of Montevallo in the quarterfinals.

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