KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Florida Southern College men's basketball standouts Brett Hanson and Jack Rauch have been named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Wednesday. The NABC Honors Court recognizes those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
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:
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
Hanson finished his junior season with a 3.26 GPA as a business administration major, while Rauch wrapped up his junior year with a 3.77 GPA as a criminology major. Both student-athletes were also named to the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll. Florida Southern has now had 13 NABC Honors Court selections under head coach Mike Donnelly (2015-present).
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 www.nabc.org.