Six Pirates named to NABC Honors Court

Six Pirates named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season and six Pirates, Mike Cantu, Chase Kocher, Travis Kurtz, Eric Garza, Carson Severson and Luc Smith, were named in the report.

This is the second consecutive year for Cantu and Kocher while Kurtz, Garza, Severson and Smith are all first time recepients. 

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.

@NABC1927 invites you to share the success of these student athletes using #NABC #HONORSCOURT.

A record number 895 student-athletes from 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. 

The NABC will announce its Team Academic Excellence Awards on Wednesday, July 23.