Bobcat Women’s Hoops Lands Five on PBC All-Academic Team

Senior guard Ellie Fruit
Senior guard Ellie Fruit


AUGUSTA, Ga – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released the Women's Basketball All-Academic Team Wednesday, with Georgia College putting a league-high five on the list.

Seniors Ellie Fruit (Henderson, Kentucky), Lindsey Reed (Stockbridge), Veronica Ryan (Clearwater, Florida) and Christina Thomas (Augusta) join sophomore Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) on the list.

The requirements to be considered for the superlative are: participate in half of their team's events as a starter or significant contributor, have a GPA of at least a 3.30 and complete a minimum of one academic year at their current institution.

The honor is the third for both Reed and Thomas, as the other three make the list in their first year of eligibility. Cleveland owns a 3.54 in mathematics, the top cumulative GPA on the team. Fruit has a 3.51 in community health, Reed owns a 3.46 in nursing, Ryan a 3.41 in exercise science and Thomas a 3.37 in psychology.

Since the inception of the program, 21 Bobcat Women's Basketball players have won the award.

The Bobcats are back in action tonight, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m., traveling to Georgia Southwestern State University.

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