AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern State University seniors Jared Allen, Heath Lock and Jody Sellars have been named to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Baseball Team as announced by the conference office.
Allen, a first team selection, started all 48 games at first base for the Hurricanes and finished with a .299 batting average. The Lyons, Ga. native hit an impressive .345 in conference play - leading the team. Overall, he tallied 11 doubles, a triple and 32 RBIs while swiping a team-high 17 stolen bases. Allen had an eight-game hitting streak this spring and recorded 14 multi-hit games, including a 5-for-5 performance in the first game of the series at Lander on Apr. 9.
In the classroom, the history education major owns a 3.74 grade point average and is a three-time member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll and a three-time PBC All-Academic Team selection.
Lock, a first team selection, appeared in 25 games and started 20 contests - 15 at second base - for GSW this spring. The Dalton, Ga. native keyed GSW's come-from-behind win against Augusta State on Mar. 20, when he belted a two-out, two-run single to tie the ballgame at 2-2 in the fifth inning.
In the classroom, the psychology major is a two-time member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll and holds a 3.61 grade point average.
Sellars, recipient of an honorable mention, served as a weekend starter for the ‘Canes pitching staff this spring. He made 11 starts and held opponents to a .251 batting average. The Americus native tossed eight scoreless innings in a no-decision at No. 19 Columbus State on Apr. 17 and held No. 7 Georgia College to one earned run in seven innings for a win on Apr. 2.
A four-year member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll, Sellars is also a three-time PBC All-Academic selection. Sellars graduated in December with a degree in health and physical education and finished with a 3.50 grade point average.
The All-Academic 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 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 Conference Sports Information Directors oversee
and select the teams.
|Jared Allen||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Lyons, Ga.||3.74||History Education|
|Kenny Bellavance||North Georgia||Soph.||Stone Mountain, Ga.||3.92||Finance|
|Jason Cochroft||USC Aiken||Sr.||Gilbert, S.C.||3.36||Business Administration|
|Bryan Collins||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Lakeview, N.C.||3.80||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Josh Dabbs||Montevallo||Sr.||Hueytown, Ala.||3.63||Kinesiology (Health Promotion)|
|Ross Davis||Lander||Jr.||Bennington, N.H.||3.50||Political Science|
|Austin Dubberly||Montevallo||Soph.||Helena, Ala.||3.58||Management|
|Jordan Erisman||North Georgia||Jr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.||3.75||Accounting|
|Josh Haley||UNC Pembroke||Jr.||Pinehurst, N.C.||3.30||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Josh Headley||Montevallo||Jr.||Gardendale, Ala.||3.68||Biochemistry|
|Josh Heath||Armstrong Atlantic State||Sr.||Locust Grove, Ga.||3.92||Biology|
|Heath Lock||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Dalton, Ga.||3.61||Psychology|
|Thomas McLeod||USC Aiken||Jr.||Chapin, S.C.||3.68||Exercise & Sport Science|
|Phillip Mozingo||Francis Marion||Sr.||Florence, S.C.||3.41||Business Administration|
|A.J. Nunziato||Lander||Jr.||S. Setauket, N.Y.||3.93||Exercise Science|
|Brian Satterfield||Columbus State||Sr.||Stockbridge, Ga.||3.50||Health & Exercise Science|
|Scott Shipman||Augusta State||Soph.||Waxhaw, N.C.||3.48||Kinesiology|
||Francis Marion||Sr.||Charlotte, N.C.
|Tripp Warrick||USC Aiken||Soph.||North Augusta, S.C.||4.00||Chemistry|
|Keith Whitman||UNC Pembroke||Sr.||Elkin, N.C.||3.30||Biology|
Honorable Mention: Brad Hall, North Georgia; Jarrett Hooks, Francis Marion; Ryan Milewski, USC Aiken; Ryan Parson, Georgia College; Jody Sellars, Georgia Southwestern; Michael White, Lander