(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team earned the top GPA in division I of the the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 2012-13 school year. The Wolf Pack posted a cumulative GPA of 3.24 which topped all NAIA Division I schools in the country.
“Our men's basketball team, like all of Loyola's intercollegiate programs, believes in the mission of being a true student athlete and is dedicated to pursuing excellence on and off the court. We are very proud of all of their academic recognitions this past year and look forward to another run for success and excellence on and off the court this upcoming year,” said athletic director and head men’s basketball coach Dr. Michael Giorlando.
The squad featured six SSAC All-Academic honorees as Ben Amoss, Steve Davis, Manuel “Rocco” Gandara, Cameron Hill, Kyle Simmons, and McCall Tomeny received recognition. Davis was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team and Gandara was a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete. Hill, Davis, and Gandara were NABC Honors Court recipients. Additionally, the team received the NABC Inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award.