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Mount men's basketball team and individual players net NABC honors

Monday, August 18, 2014
by NABC release/Dane Neumeister

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced the second annual 2013-14 Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, and Mount St. Joseph University has been selected. These awards, earned by more than 125 colleges and universities, recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 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 2013-14 season.

Four Mount players Ken Kunkel (Senior, Sports Management); Andy Countryman (Senior, Business Administration); Ryan Gallenstein (Junior, Criminology); and Travis Combs (Junior, Business Administration) were selected to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.

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.

Close to 900 student-athletes from more than 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction.

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 2013-14 academic year.

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

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


Click here for the full list of awards.

  Heartland Athletic Conference NCAA Mount St. Joseph University MSJ Lions