CSUM and ERAU Student-Athletes Named to NABC Honors Court
Men's Basketball - Thu, Jul. 20, 2017
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. A total of nine student-athletes from the Cal Maritime and Embry-Riddle men's basketball programs earned distinction on the national academic team.
Five Keelhaulers earned a spot on the prestigious list: Travis Arenas (Global Studies and Maritime Affairs), Andrew Fitzhugh (International Business and Logistics), Mike Meserole (International Business and Logistics), Luke Laguna (International Business and Logistics), and Daniel Radford (International Business and Logistics). Four Eagles were also named to the Honors Court: Greg Edwards (Global Business), Jaran Hoover (Aviation Business), Ryan Skurdal (Cyber Intelligence and Security), and Logan Skurdal (Computer Engineering).
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.
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:
Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. 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. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.