National Academic Award Repeat for Men’s Basketball
July 12, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Wednesday announced the fifth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, and DePaul was honored for the second year in a row.

Created by the NABC Committee on Academics, these awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season.

In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men’s student-athletes who competed during the 2016-17 season.

Based in Kansas City, the NABC was founded in 1927 by legendary Kansas basketball coach Phog Allen. A student of the game’s inventor James Naismith, Allen organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  

The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes.

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