Men’s Basketball Brings in NABC Academic Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UNF men’s basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award, while also having a record five student-athletes named to the NABC Honors Court as announced by the national organization Tuesday, July 27.

“It’s amazing to have the ability to coach and surround ourselves daily with young men that truly understand the term student-athlete,” head coach Matthew Driscoll said. “This group has continued our long list of historical academic achievements as individuals and as a team. The competitive drive off the court has translated completely to our success on the court, exhibiting the balance needed to achieve your potential with all talents. It proves that you truly reap what you sow!”

Criteria for the Team Academic Excellence Award

This team award is given to programs that achieve a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better on a 4.0 scale for the 2020-21 season. The GPAs of all student-athletes on the 2020-21 roster were factored into the final GPA. 

NABC Honors Court Selections

Five Ospreys were tabbed NABC Honors Court selections Tuesday, including Ryan Burkhardt, Carter Hendricksen, Alonde LeGrand, Christian Schach and Jose Placer

In order to be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete needs to:

  • Academically be a junior or senior
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the end of the 2020-21 academic year
  • Completed at least one year at their current institution
  • Be a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA Division I institution with a NABC member coach.

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