21 SCAC Men's Basketball Student-Athletes Named to NABC Honors Court

21 SCAC Men's Basketball Student-Athletes Named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was represented by 21 student-athletes.

The student-athletes hail from six of the league's eight member schools, including Austin College, Colorado College, University of Dallas, Southwestern University, Texas Lutheran University and Trinity University.

Last week, Colorado College, Southwestern and Trinity earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence award.

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. 

Below are the 21 SCAC student-athletes who were recognized:

Austin College
Joshua Quinn - SR -Biology
Quinten Taylor - JR - Political Science 

Colorado College
John Hatch - SR - Political Science 
Eric Houska - SR - Economics
Chris Martin - SR - Economics
Edmund Pendleton - JR - International Political Economy
Bobby Roth - SR - Molecular Biology
Ryan Young - SR - Economics

University of Dallas
Solomon Berezin - SR - Business
Ben Norton - JR - Business

Southwestern University
Ryan Ogden - SR - Economics
Stan Kannegieter - JR - Mathematics & Economics

Texas Lutheran University
Matthew Gillette - SR - Social Studies Education
Shawn Hamilton - JR - Kinesiology
Nathan Josephs - JR - Business/Management 
Jacob Kouremetis - JR - Business/Accounting
Jackson Willoughby - JR - Sports & Fitness

Trinity University
Matt Jones - SR - Business/Finance
Matthew Colliflower - JR - Mathematics
Taylor Kim - JR - Communications
Danny Rivara - JR - Business/Finance

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 2017-18 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach. 

Click here to see the full list of 2017-18 NABC Honors Court members.

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