by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MARTINEZ, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its 2009-10 Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team Friday with Georgia College & State University junior guards Mandi Dudish (Snellville, Ga.) and Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) making the list.
This is Dudish’s second-straight academic honor, collecting First-Team All-Academic nods for the 2008-09 season. The Snellville native is majoring in general business with accumulative GPA of 3.42, the fourth highest among the 11-member PBC team. Dudish battled a knee injury the majority of the year but still managed to shoot 0.328 from three-point range.
Her classmate Huffin claims her first such honor with 3.33 GPA, majoring in health education. For the 2009-10 campaign, the guard averaged 9.1 points a game with 3.2 boards and shooting 0.321 from behind the arc.
USC Aiken landed the most on the conference team with five. Georgia College and Georgia Southwestern University snagged two spots a piece, while Flagler College and Armstrong Atlantic State University made the list with one player each.
With one of the best program finishes in recent years, the Bobcats went 21-8 this season, going 13-4 in conference play. Junior Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) and senior Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) were named to the Peach Belt’s All-Conference teams.
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