GSW baseball places three on PBC All-Academic Team

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.

2011 PBC Baseball All-Academic Team

Player
School
Year
Hometown
GPA
Major (Minor)
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
Preson Shuey
Francis Marion Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
3.65 Finance
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