KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ten Summit League men's basketball players were among those honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Wednesday as they each were named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court. The honor recognizes those men's collegiate 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.
North Dakota State led the four league teams with representation as four Bison were honored. NDSU was followed by Purdue Fort Wayne with three, Omaha with two, and Oral Roberts with one.
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.
The Summit League student-athletes recognized on the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court:
North Dakota State (4)
Jared Samuelson, Sr. (Finance)
Chris Quayle, Sr. (Finance)
Rocky Kreuser, Jr. (University Studies)
Tyree Eady, Jr. (Exercise Science)
Brett Barney, Jr. (Multidisciplinary Studies)
Mitch Hahn, Sr. (Marketing)
Oral Roberts (1)
Emanuel Nzekwesi, Jr. (Computer Information Technology)
Purdue Fort Wayne (3)
Matt Holba, Sr. (Business)
Dylan Carl, Jr., (Management)
Kason Harrell, Sr., (Communication)