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Men's Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Men's Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - - Belmont University men's basketball received the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Thursday.

This news comes one day after four Bruins - rising seniors J.J. Mann (Smyrna, Ga.) and Drew Windler (South Milwaukee, Wisc.) and rising juniors Reece Chamberlain (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) and Holden Mobley (Nashville, Tenn.) - were named to the NABC Honors Court for outstanding academic achievement.

Created by the NABC Committee on Academics, the Team Academic Excellence Award recognizes superior 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.

Belmont is one of only 21 NCAA Division I men's basketball programs to be honored.

2012-2013 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award Recipients