Carrollton, GA – Success on the court and in the classroom is a goal of UWG Athletics. Monday, a quartet of West Georgia student-athletes was honored for exhibiting such excellence.
Four University of West Georgia basketball performers were honored as members of the 2011-12 GSC Winter All-Academic Team. Women’s basketball standoutsKrystal Delph and Breonna Mosley received the honor, while Gavin Field andMarcus Cowan were chosen from the UWG men’s team.
The GSC All-Academic Team is chosen in joint vote of the Faculty Athletic Representatives and Sports Information Directors from throughout the conference. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have maintained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2, and must have been a significant contributor to his-or-her team’s success during the season. Also, community service and extra curricular activities are also considered as part of voting process.
Delph was one-of-three unanimous selections for the All-Academic Team. A senior from Winter Haven, Fla., she is a Sport Management major with a 3.72 GPA. On the court, she averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Mosley, a sophomore from Hampton, had numbers very similar to Delph: 8.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. She is majoring in Biology and has a 3.34 GPA.
On the men’s side, Field is two-time All-Academic selection after making the squad a year ago. As a senior, he helped lead UWG to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 with an average of 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
A Sport Management major from South Lake, Australia, Field ended his career as a holder of four school records and ranks in the all-time top ten in a variety of categories in the UWG record book.
Cowan rounds out West Georgia’s All-Academic contingent. A junior from Lithonia, Cowan averaged 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in reserve roll last season. He is majoring in Biology, and carries a 3.62 GPA.
Beyond the All-Academic distinction, UWG’s four student-athletes are also members of the GSC Academic Honor Roll. Joining them with that distinction are four additional UWG performers. Men’s basketball players Brett Seljak, Andy Olejackand Jordan Nelson qualified for the honor, while Angela Davis from the Wolves’ women’s team earned the distinction.
So far this academic year, six UWG student-athletes have been named Academic All-GSC. Football standout Randy Sides and cross country stalwart Robert Fenesterer claimed the honor in the fall. Also, UWG can boast of 52 academic honor roll honor roll members through the fall and winter sports seasons.