Washington U. Men’s Basketball Honored by NABC With Team Academic Excellence Award
St. Louis, Mo., July 18, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball team was honored by The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Thursday with the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award, created by the NABC Committee on Academics.
The Bears were one of 95 schools in the country selected for this honor, and one of four (Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Chicago, Washington U.) honored from the University Athletic Association (UAA).
These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, an institution must count the GPAs of all men’s student-athletes competing during the 2012-13 season in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA Division I and II. Washington University had a cumulative GPA of 3.31 for the 2012-13 school year.
Washington University had five student-athletes named to the 2012-13 NABC Honors Court Wednesday: junior guard Kevin Bischoff, senior guard Ben Hoener, senior guard Max Needle, junior forward Jerome Barnes and senior center Robert Burnett each earned the accolade for Washington University.
Washington University finished the 2012-13 season with a 21-6 overall mark, won the UAA Championship and made an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year. The Bears ended the season ranked No. 22 in the D3hoops.com Top-25 Poll.