by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the Women's Soccer All-Academic team from the conference office as Georgia College had six student-athletes named to the teams.
A trio of seniors, Jessica Binkowski (Cumming, Ga.), Mary Rob Plunkett (Augusta, Ga.) and Ally Treat (Fayeteville, Ga.) were named to the 2010 All-Academic Team.
Senior Jessica Newland (Hiram, Ga.), junior Megan McAlpin (Newnan, Ga.) and sophomore Anna Wierzbicki (Newnan, Ga.) were honorable mention nominees. The award is a first for Newland and Wierzbicki.
Binkowski, Plunkett, Treat, Newland and McAlpin were each named to the PBC All-Academic Team last year. This marks the third time in Binkowski and Treat’s career to receive this honor while Plunkett and McAlpin have now received the honor twice.
Binkowski has a 3.96 GPA while majoring in biology. While majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish, Treat has a 3.91 GPA. Plunkett has a 3.63 GPA majoring in management.
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 PBC Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
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