AUGUSTA --The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the 2020 PBC Baseball All-Academic Team on Wednesday, and for the second-straight season, Georgia College set a school-record, this time putting 10 members of Georgia College Baseball on the list. The number was also tied for the league-high this year.
Seniors KC Brown (Rincon) and Harrison Veldsma (Marietta), juniors Austin Holloway (Social Circle), and Bryce Bowen (Elberton), were joined by sophomores Jay Saunders (Moultrie), Luc Scudellari (Roswell), Noah Mendlinger (Alpharetta), Forrest Wilson (Marietta), Ashton Sturgell (Evans) and Jacob Hester (Marietta).
Veldsma brings in the honor for the third time in his career, owning a 3.57 undergrad in management and now a 3.66 in his Master’s program of logistics and supply chain management. Brown takes a slot on the team in his first year of eligibility, owning a 3.73 GPA in accounting.
Holloway makes his second career appearance on the list, as the chemistry major has a 3.35 GPA. Bowen brings in the first such honor for his career, boasting a 3.78 GPA in middle grades education.
Saunders has a 3.36 in management, Scudellari a 3.41 in management with a minor in finance. Mendlinger, a recent Phi Kappa Phi inductee, owns a 3.76 GPA in marketing, while Wilson has a 3.38 in marketing. Sturgell adds a 3.47 in exercise science and Hester brings a 3.44 in marketing.
Formerly named the PBC All-Academic Team, this honor 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 squad, 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. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.
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