KANSAS CITY, MO. – Conference Carolinas had a total of 15 players from five schools named to the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, it was announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that student-athletes possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.
Leading the way for Conference Carolinas was Erskine College with four players named to the Honors Court. Belmont Abbey College, King University and Pfeiffer University each placed three players on the court. North Greenville University closed out the honors with two players on the list.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications for the Honors Court are as follows: 1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; 2. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 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.
2016-17 NABC Honors Court
Belmont Abbey College
North Greenville University
Miguel Cartagena Reyes
About the NABC
Since its beginning, the NABC has continually worked to further the best interests of the game of basketball as well as the players and coaches who participate in the sport. In doing so, the NABC has established the following goals and objectives to pursue its mission:
- To promote the ideals of integrity, sportsmanship and teamwork among men's basketball coaches and the players whom they coach;
- To unify coaches on issues pertaining to basketball at all levels;
- To provide member services which address the needs of the coach professionally, emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually;
- To encourage basketball coaches to serve as community outreach agents who elevate moral, ethical and educational values;
- To enlighten the general public, media, institutional educators and athletic administrators to the fact that coaches are good for the sport and the young people whom they serve;
- To work with the legislative arm of the NCAA on issues that affect basketball and intercollegiate athletics, in particular identifying issues that not only benefit the student-athlete but also the ability of the coaching staff to work effectively and beneficially within the institution.