SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University placed six players on the 2017 Peach Belt Conference's All-Academic Softball Team, announced this week by the league.
The 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 and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.
Earning spots on the team for the Pirates are: senior Tori Bates (3.910, rehabilitation sciences), senior Savanna Gladue (3.804, rehabilitation sciences), senior Jane Trzaska (3.566, health & physical education), junior Lindsay Stewart (3.618, radiologic sciences), sophomore Emily Swafford (3.326, communication sciences & disorders) and sophomore Macy Coleman (3.372, nursing).
In total, there were 61 members named to the PBC All-Academic Team. Click here to view the complete 2017 PBC All-Academic Softball Team release.
Armstrong State will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming PBC Tournament, which begins on Friday, April 21st in Milledgeville, Ga. The Pirates will take on seventh-seeded Montevallo on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in first round action.