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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Eastern Receives Inaugural NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Eagles are one of 96 colleges at all levels to receive team recognition by the National Association of Basketball Coaches




The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team is among the 96 schools nationally to receive the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The recipients of the award, which was created by the NABC Committee on Academics, were announced Thursday (July 18).

The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by teams with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, an institution must count the grade point averages of all men’s student-athletes competing during the 2012-13 season in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA Division I and II.
Following the spring academic quarter at EWU, Eastern’s men’s basketball players have an average cumulative grade point average of 3.35, and a quarterly GPA of 3.28. In fact, all of Eastern’s sports programs boast an average cumulative GPA above 3.0, with a collective grade point average of 3.27. In spring quarter, Eastern student-athletes had a collective 3.20 GPA.

Coached by head coach Jim Hayford, members of the 2012-13 team included Collin Chiverton, Ivan Dorsey, Jeffrey Forbes, Tyler Harvey, Jordan Hickert, Daniel Hill, Venky Jois, Frederik Jorg, Parker Kelly, Thomas Reuter, Martin Seiferth and Kevin Winford, with Danny Powell and Garrett Moon redshirting.

On July 17, Winford and Hickert were honored on the NABC Honors Court. Those two players, plus Dorsey, Harvey, Hill, Kelly, Jois, Jorg and Reuter, were also honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for the 2012-13 season.

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