July 18, 2013

Men's Basketball Earns Academic Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Blugolds.com) – Two UW-Eau Claire men's basketball players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court while the team was honored with a Team Academic Excellence Award, NABC officials recently announced.

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Named to the Honors Court for UW-Eau Claire were Andy Kleist (Sr.-Eau Claire, Wis./North) and Jordan Petersen (Sr.-Strum, Wis./Eleva-Strum).

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:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution.

The Blugolds were also recognized with a Team Academic Excellence Award, which is in its inaugural year. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team 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.

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