St. Louis, Mo., July 17, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team had five student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.
The Bears were also honored with the Team Academic Excellence Award, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. WashU is one of 12 teams across all Divisions that have received the Team Academic Excellence award all seven years of existence. The Bears had a cumulative GPA of 3.33 for the 2018-19 school year.
WashU was one of four schools (Carnegie Mellon, New York University, University of Rochester) honored from the University Athletic Association (UAA) this season.
These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the 2018-19 season. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, an institution must count the GPAs of all men's basketball student-athletes.
WashU posted a 17-8 overall record a year ago and finished in a tie for second place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a 10-4 mark.