AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams combined to placed three players on recently released 2011 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Teams. Sophomores Mollie McGowan and Ryan Bartz, along with senior Victor Pinones-Haltenhoff, received First Team honors.
McGowan finished with the spring with a 15-9 overall singles record and ranked second on the squad with a .625 winning percentage. The Americus native went 4-2 at No. 4 and 11-7 at No. 5. She kept a winning mark in doubles, as well, going 12-9 overall and her 4-7 record in Peach Belt play helped the Lady Hurricanes finish 2011 with a 13-11 overall record and a 2-10 mark in conference action. GSW more than doubled their win total from 2010 (6) and the two wins in conference are the most in Southwestern's NCAA era. A two-sport athlete, McGowan was named to the 2010 PBC All-Academic Women's Cross Country First Team.
In the classroom, the chemistry/pre-pharmacy major holds a 3.93 grade point average.
Bartz finished 2011 with a winning record (6-5) at the No. 3 singles position. The Warner Robins, Ga. native saw time at No. 2 and No. 4 and ended the spring with an overall mark of 7-14. He ended the season on a three-match winning streak that included a pair of PBC victories. In doubles play, Bartz went 6-15, with all but one of the matches coming at No. 2.
In the classroom, the engineering major holds a 3.54 grade point average.
Pinones-Haltenhoff finished 2011 with a 4-10 record at the No. 1 singles position. After suffering a season-opening loss at NCAA Division I Mercer University, the Barcelona, Spain native won four of his next six matches. In the challenging PBC, Pinones-Haltenhoff faced four nationally-ranked players down the stretch. On the doubles side, he went 7-14 overall at the No. 1 position and finished 5-8 when teaming with freshman Chris Eastwood.
In the classroom, the marketing major held a 3.53 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 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.
2011 Women's Tennis All-Academic Team
|Mona Blauen||Francis Marion||Soph.||Cologne, Germany||3.63||Management|
|Tracy Castillo||Columbus State||Soph.||Aachen, Germany||3.65||Psychology|
|Marie Cercelletti||Clayton State||Jr.||Domvallier, France||3.41||Marketing|
|Marina Ferreira||Augusta State||Soph.||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||3.76||Management|
|Jitka Gavdunova||Francis Marion||Jr.||Vejprty, Czech Republic||3.51||Marketing|
|Kathleen Henry||Armstrong Atlantic St.||Jr.||Anderson, S.C.||3.59||Economics|
|Stephanie Humphrey||USC Aiken||Sr.||Harpenden, England||3.86||Communications|
|Ivana Krommelova||Clayton State||Soph.||Nove Zamky, Slovakia||3.73||Management|
|Mollie McGowan||Georgia Southwestern||Soph.||Americus, Ga.||3.93||Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy|
|Alida Muller-Wehlau||Armstrong Atlantic St.
|Calli Robinson||Montevallo||Sr.||Adel, Ga.||3.84||Communication Studies|
|Viktoriya Semyrodenko||Clayton State||Sr.||Donetsk, Ukraine||3.37||Health & Fitness Mgmt.|
Honorable Mention: Kodi Bobo, Montevallo; Rachel Gould, Flagler; Kerry Hall, Francis Marion; Michelle Lingner, Georgia College; Kim Lochner, Georgia College; Amy McGucken, Montevallo; Helene Nordgreen, Montevallo; Andrea Redrado, Columbus St.; Gabby Scammacca, Flagler; Melanie Schnieder, USC Aiken; Stasa Vujosevic, North Georgia.
2011 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team
|Robert Angelucci||Georgia College||Jr.||Acworth, Ga.||3.65||Mathematics|
|Ryan Bartz||Georgia Southwestern||Soph.||Warner Robins, Ga.
|Henrique Boturao||Augusta State||Jr.||Santos, Brazil||3.60||Finance|
|Filip Cojbasic||Columbus State||Sr.||Cacak, Serbia||3.96||Finance|
|David Cotrone||Flagler||Sr.||Bradenton, Fla.||3.30||Business (Religion)|
|Ben Klaas||USC Aiken||Soph.||Kuala Lampur, Malaysia||3.67||Business Management|
|Jerome Leborgne||Georgia College||Jr.||Coordimanche, Germany||3.88||Mathematics|
|Carlos Marques||Lander||Sr.||Uba, Brazil||3.65||Business Administration|
|Christophe Noblet||Columbus State||Sr.||Le Seyne Sur Mer, France||3.66||Sport Science|
|Victor Piñones-Haltenhoff||Georgia Southwestern||Sr.||Barcelona, Spain||3.53||Marketing|
|Karl Rogers||Francis Marion||Sr.||Killiney, Ireland||3.36||Finance|
|Adrien Saulais||North Georgia||Jr.||Koonung, Australia||3.32||Marketing|