MARTINEZ, Ga. – Georgia College men’s tennis juniors Bobby Angelucci (Acworth, Ga.) and Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) were named to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team, the conference office announced recently.
Angelucci was a doubles specialist for the Bobcats, teaming with Tobias Rausch (Mannheim, Germany) for a 13-9 record in the third slot. Angelucci also went 2-3 in singles duty. He owns a 3.65 GPA in mathematics, and will continue toward an engineering degree at Georgia Tech in the fall.
An All-PBC Second Team selection, Leborgne was 12-10 in singles action, largely in the first slot. He also teamed with Johan Wadstein (Helsingborg, Sweden) for a 14-8 mark at first doubles. Leborgne has a 3.88 in mathematics.
In the three-year history of the program, the Bobcats have put four student-athletes on the PBC Men’s Tennis All-Academic lists.
The teams are 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. The PBC Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.
The Bobcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament this season, making five-straight appearances in that regional tourney. The GC men were 14-9, taking sixth in the PBC and putting two on the All-PBC Teams in Leborgne and Wadstein.
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