Men's Basketball: LC receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award; Olson and White on Honors Court

Men's Basketball: LC receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award; Olson and White on Honors Court

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2015-16 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season and the fourth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics.

The LaGrange men's basketball team earned a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2015-16 season. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA Division I and II, must count the grade point averages of all men's student-athletes who competed during the 2015-16 season. 

Senior Mike White (Business Administration) and junior Justyn Olson (Exercise Science) were named to the 2015-16 NABC Honors Court. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. 

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.

2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year.

3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.

4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.