Ward And Johnston Named To PBC All-Academic Golf Team

AMERICUS, Ga.- Georgia Southwestern golf seniors Nicholas Ward and Fraser Johnston have received Peach Belt Conference All-Academic honors as announced by the league on Monday.

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 and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

Ward makes his third appearance as a PBC All-Academic honoree. The Eastbourne, England native has played in all nine tournaments this season. Last year Ward was the recipient of the 2015-16 Peach Belt Elite 15 Award, named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar list by the Golf Coaches Association of America and Second Team PBC All-Conference. He was also named to the 2015-16 PBC All-Academic Team and a PBC Presidential Honor Roll Gold Scholar.

Johnston picks up his first career PBC All-Academic Honorable Mention this season. The Port Seton, Scotland native has played in five tournaments this season for the Hurricanes.Last year Johnston was named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar list by the Golf Coaches Association of America and was named PBC Presidential Honor Roll Bronze Scholar.

2016-17 Men's Golf All-Academic Team

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Davis Bowyer Montevallo Sr. Destin, Fla. 3.888 Accounting
Johnson Holliday USC Aiken Jr. Galivants Ferry, S.C. 3.537 Business Administration
Juan Iturra Flagler So. Bahia Blanca, Argentina 3.600 Business Administration
Fraser Johnston Georgia Southwestern Sr. Port Seton, Scotland 3.327 Business Management
Jack Kegelmeyer Flagler Jr. Dayton, Ohio 3.611 Accounting
Harry Lambert Georgia College Sr. Suwanee, Ga. 3.66 Management Info. Systems/Management
August Lindvall USC Aiken So. Bastad, Sweden 3.620 Business Administration
Axel Östensson
USC Aiken Jr. Motala, Sweden 3.800 Business Administration
Trey Pearson Young Harris Jr. Dacula, Ga. 3.66 Business & Public Policy (Economics & Policy)
Michal Pospisil Lander Sr. Unhost, Czech Republic 3.72 Business Administration
David Wallin Young Harris Jr. Stockholm, Sweden 3.70 Business & Public Policy
Nick Ward Georgia Southwestern Sr. Eastbourne, England 3.891 Business Management
Justin Wood Montevallo Sr. Unity, Saskatchewan 3.893 Business Adminstration


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