Six Named to Golf Academic All-Conference Teams

Six Named to Golf Academic All-Conference Teams

HIGH POINT, N.C. – King Men's and Women's Golf was well-represented in this year's Academic All-Conference team, naming six to the list. League member institutions stress the role of "Academics and Athletics Working Together" and each sport's Academic All-Conference award winners exemplify this continued league-wide commitment.  

Chelsea Gammon, Esther Gandarias, Karissa King, and Malorie McBride comprised the representatives for King on the women's side while Josh Bamberger and Nick Carden made the grade on the men's team. King named six total between the men's and women's teams and was one three schools to top the charts with the most individuals honored.

The 2012 Conference Carolinas Golf Academic All-Conference representatives have been awarded to the following junior and senior student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work completed at their member institution that have played in a conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athletes cumulative average through the previous semester and each student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one academic year.

Each year the Academic All-Conference Team is released while closing out each regular season before starting the tournament championships. Belmont Abbey College will host the 2012 Conference Carolinas Golf Championships in the Pinehurst area at Woodlake Resort and Golf 'Maples' Course in Vass, NC. The championship will begin Sunday, April 22 and will conclude Tuesday, April 24.

For more details and all the information throughout the spring championship season, stayed linked to the Spring Championships Central page for updated results.


Women's Golf Academic All-Conference Team

Courtney Balcome, Erskine College

Janna Bontreger, Erskine College

Taylor Wolfe, Erskine College

Chelsea Gammon, King College

Esther Gandarias, King College

Karissa King, King College

Malorie McBride, King College

Emelie Andersson, Mount Olive College

Sarah Baniszewski, Mount Olive College

Tegan Skirpstas, Mount Olive College

Anna Padgett, North Greenville University

Paige Donaldson, North Greenville University

Regan Ouzts, North Greenville University

Taylor Threatt, North Greenville University

Anna Stepper, Queens University of Charlotte

Julia Wennerlund, Queens University of Charlotte

Louise Sjoberg, Queens University of Charlotte

Mallory Ruhling, Queens University of Charlotte

Camilla Mallberg, Queens University of Charlotte

Laura Belanger, Queens University of Charlotte

Men's Golf Academic All-Conference Team

Diego Polo, Coker College

Matthew Kreider, Coker College

Joseph Anderson, Erskine College

Josh Bamberger, King College

Nick Carden, King College

Ryan Cisler, Limestone College

David Shields, Mount Olive College

Fabrizio Ceppi, Mount Olive College

Kyle Ham, Mount Olive College

Matthew Kyle Simpson, Mount Olive College

Tucker Macdonald, North Greenville University

Ognjen Radovic, North Greenville University

Chad Nicholson, Pfeiffer University

Garrett Dranichak, Pfeiffer University

James Lamm, Pfeiffer University

Tyson Louth, Pfeiffer University

William Tobey, Pfeiffer University