(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team and five individual players were recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for achieving outstanding academic excellence this past season.
The Wolf Pack men’s basketball received a 2013-14 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for achieving a cumulative team grade point average higher than 3.0. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA Division I and II, must count the grade point averages of all men’s student-athletes who competed during the 2013-14 season.
Pack seniors Cameron Hill and Manuel Gandara along with juniors McCall Tomeny, Kyle Simmons and Ben Amoss were individually named to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes 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 be a junior or senior varsity player, achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division II institution with a NABC member coach.
Nearly 900 student-athletes were named to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court and over 125 institutions were given the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award.