ATLANTA- Ashley McGinn and Georgia Johnson of Georgia State beach volleyball both earned a spot on the CCSA All-Academic Team as announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon. With two players, GSU athletes made up 20% of the All-Academic Team. The Panthers accumulated a 3.70 team GPA in the fall semester.


Junior Georgia Johnson owns a 19-12 record with 16 wins coming in the top flight for GSU. Johnson has been outstanding in the classroom, posting a 3.97 GPA majoring in International Affairs. Over the past four semesters, Johnson has landed on the President’s List twice, and twice been named to the Dean’s List. Through three seasons the Australian native owns a 61-28 record, with the majority of the wins coming in flights one and three.


Senior Ashley McGinn brings a 13-6 record into CCSA Tournament play, and has recorded 12 wins with partner Kelly Dorn in the number five flight. McGinn has won seven of her past eight matches and owns wins over conference opponents FIU, FAU, and South Carolina. The senior has a 3.90 GPA in Computer Information Systems, and has spent the past four semesters on the Dean’s List.


“It’s an honor for our program to have two student-athletes recognized by CCSA coaches for outstanding performances - both athletically and academically,” said Panther head coach Beth Van Fleet. “Georgia and Ashley show up to work hard everyday in the classroom, the weight room and the sand. They are both members of our team council and take pride in lifting up the people around them. Ashley and Georgia embody the spirit of being a student-athlete and constantly do more than what is demanded from the roles they play. I am so excited for both of these young women and cannot wait to see what their futures hold.”


Johnson, McGinn and the rest of the Panthers will begin the CCSA Tournament Friday afternoon in Emerson, Georgia. GSU will face Tulane and South Carolina in the opening round before competing in Saturday’s single elimination bracket.


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