The LaGrange College men's basketball team has earned a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award as announced today. The award is created by the NABC Committee on Academics. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season.
The Panthers were one of only two teams in the USA South Athletic Conference to receive the national award. LC had 12 players earn USA South Academic All-Conference awards for the 2016-17 academic year.
In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men's student-athletes who competed during the 2016-17 season.