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Cougars Receive NABC Honors for Fourth Consecutive Year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NABC has announced the recipients of the 2022-23 NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards and NABC Honors Court, representing outstanding achievement in the classroom by men’s college basketball teams and student-athletes.
The NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards recognize men’s basketball programs that completed the 2022-23 academic year with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The NABC Honors Court, meanwhile, includes junior, senior and graduate student men’s basketball players who finished the 2022-23 year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
The NABC’s academic awards include honorees from all levels of college basketball.
“Education is a core value of the NABC, and we are privileged to recognize these outstanding student-athletes and the coaches and support staff who invest in their development,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “The hundreds of teams and thousands of players that qualified for NABC academic awards this season are a testament to our sport’s ongoing prioritization of success in the classroom.”
Over 1,800 players earned spots on the NABC Honors Court and over 300 programs received NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards for 2022-23. A full list of Honors Court recipients is available by clicking here

The Cougars earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for the fourth-straight season. 

To be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:

  • Academically a junior or senior, and a varsity player.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
  • Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA institution with an NABC membered coach.

NABC Honors Court Recipients:

  • Beau Washer – Accounting
  • Carson Parker – Business Administration
  • Collin Parker – Business Administration
  • Luka Ivkovic – Human Resource Management
This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics