Two Tennis Players Named to the PBC All-Academic Team
Augusta – Filip Cojbasic and Christophe Noblet were selected to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic men's tennis team announced by the league office. The team recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the court.
Cojbasic, a senior from Cacak, Serbia, takes the meaning of student athlete to a new height. Cojbasic won the Elite 88 award for tennis, which recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship and has the highest GPA of the remaining athletes still in competition as the Cougars advanced to the National semifinal for the second straight season. The senior went 17-7 this season at second doubles with his partner, Martin Shishkov. Cojbasic has a GPA of 3.969 and is majoring in finance with a minor in accounting.
Noblet, a senior from La Seyne Sur Mer, France, was the leader of the Cougar squad that was on the brink of the national title game. Noblet went 14-5 this season playing at first singles for the Cougars. He was even more impressive on the court with his doubles partner Gordan Divljak. The duo went 20-4 including wins against the top two doubles pairs in the country. They also had a 13 match-winning streak during the year and are currently ranked fourth in the nation. Noblet is a sport science major with a 3.66 GPA.
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. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee and select the teams.