NAC Men's Basketball Programs Recognized for Academic Excellence

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, recognizing men's basketball student athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. 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. 

Six North Atlantic Conference (NAC) student athletes representing three member institutions were named to the Honors Court:

Justin Martin, Senior, Psychology

Maine Maritime
Adam Richardson, Senior, Power Engineering
Andrew Liebert, Junior, Power Engineering Technology
Nick DePatsy, Junior, International Business & Logistics
Riley MacLeod, Junior, International Business & Logistics

Northern Vermont-Lyndon
Neal Mulligan, Junior, Business Administration

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student athlete must meet a high academic standard. Student athletes must be juniors or seniors with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher, and must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution. Additionally, institutional coaches must be NABC members.

The NABC also recently announced 2018-19 Team Academic Excellence Awards. Maine Maritime Academy was recognized with this award as well, signifying a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions must count the grade point averages of all men's basketball student athletes who competed during the 2018-19 season.


About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

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. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to