Georgia Southwestern State University senior post player Jamilah Sharp and junior guard Brittany Reynolds have both been named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team for women's basketball.
Sharp, a native of Stockbridge, and Reynolds, from Decatur, were selected to the second team.
The All-Academic Team is part of a new 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 squad, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; have achieved a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution.
Sharp started all 27 games this past season and averaged 7.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. She was the team's leading rebounder in 11 games and the leading scorer in two contests. She finished fifth in the conference averaging 3.3 offensive rebounds per game. Sharp scored 13 points on four different occasions in 2008-09 and pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds against Florida Southern on November 22.
In the classroom, the education major owns a 3.37 grade point average. A PBC Presidential Scholar, she is currently student teaching and will graduate in the spring.
Reynolds started all 27 games this past season, as well, and averaged 10.9 points and 7.1 points per game. She was the Lady ‘Canes leading scorer in nine games and the leading rebounder in 10 contests. She finished 19th in the PBC in scoring average and 11th in rebounding. Reynolds scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds at North Georgia on February 16.
A marketing major and PBC Presidential Scholar, Reynolds holds a 3.21 grade point average.
Both student-athletes played substantial roles in leading GSW to an 8-19 record this season, a dramatic improvement from finishing 1-26 in 2007-08. The Lady Hurricanes won three conference games in 2008-09, the most in a season in three years of NCAA Division II competition.