HPU MBB Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Posted by Press Release on July 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The High Point University men’s basketball team has received the fifth annual Team Academic Excellence Award, created by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Committee on Academics, it was announced Wednesday.

The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season. High Point posted a team GPA of 3.003, becoming one of just two teams in the Big South to garner the accolade.

In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point average of all men’s student-athletes who competed during the 2016-17 season.

Fans are encouraged to share the success of these student athletes using #NABCTeamExcellence.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to www.nabc.org.


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