AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the PBC Softball All-Academic Team recently, with Georgia College senior utility Caitlin Duvall (Douglasville, Ga.) earning a spot.
Duvall was one of 19 players to earn slots on the list, thanks to her 3.65 GPA in political science, minoring in Spanish. She was a starter in left field for the Bobcats this season, playing in 37 games with 32 starts. Duvall hit .231 with nine runs scored and four RBI. The senior was also 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts.
In the four years of the program, Bobcat softball has put eight players on this list.
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 showed much improvement in 2012, finishing 25-24 with a 9-11 PBC mark, good for seventh and a PBC playoff spot after holding the top spot in the conference standings early in the season. GC put three players on the All-PBC team, all-region honors for Haley Burnett (Columbus, Ga.), Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) and Kelsea Martin (Dacula, Ga.).
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 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 www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information.