AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team Wednesday, with Georgia College putting six student-athletes on the list, tying Columbus State University for most conference-wide.
Senior James Galvin (Tucker) now owns two all-academic honors in his career, posting a 3.31 in political science with a minor in art history.
Junior Brian Skoglind (Cumming) makes his second appearance on the academic list with his team-high 3.96 GPA in physics. Classmate Daniel Sexton (Cumming) also earns his second all-academic honor with a 3.79 in physics, adding a minor in mathematics.
Sophomore Conner Reynolds (Peachtree City) is tops among his class with a 3.91 GPA in economics. Shawn Olmstead (Buford) has a 3.89 GPA in exercise science with a minor in physical education, while classmate Andrew Cowick (Bogart) owns a 3.40 GPA in computer science with a minor in management information systems. All three sophomores appear on the team in their first year of eligibility.
The 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 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 Bobcats are back in action when they travel to Columbus for the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships Saturday, Oct. 21.
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