October 31, 2013

GC Soccer’s Barys Chosen to Academic All-District First Team

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) announced the Capital One Academic All-District Teams for Women's Soccer Thursday, with Georgia College sophomore Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) earning a spot on the District 3 First Team.

Barys owns a perfect 4.00 GPA in exercise science at Georgia College, and has started all 16 games this season, tallying four goals. She is the first All-District honoree for Bobcat soccer since 2010, when Jessica Binkowski and Ally Treat each earned spots.

GC soccer has had seven All-District honorees all-time. Barys joins Binkowski and Beth Coughlin as the only first-team selections in school history.

District 3 includes all colleges and universities from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), Conference Carolinas and South Atlantic Conference. 

Players named to Academic All-District First Teams are now eligible for the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced Nov. 25.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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