May 16, 2012

Bobcat Tennis Puts Johnson on PBC All-Academic Team

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College women’s tennis program was recently honored by the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) as junior May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) earned a PBC All-Academic Team selection.

Johnson picks up her first PBC All-Academic honor, thanks to her 3.86 GPA in art, second among the 12 student-athletes on the list. Johnson was 13-5 in singles this season, including 6-1 in the second slot. She was also 10-11 in doubles action.

For the second-straight year, junior Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) was also named a PBC All-Academic Honorable Mention with a 3.61 GPA in nursing.

All-time, the Bobcats have put two on the PBC All-Academic Team in women’s tennis.

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 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.