KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, recognizing 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. @NABC1927 invites you to share the success of these student-athletes using #NABCHonorsCourt.
Graceland University's Jeremy Deemer earned the distinction following a successful 2016-17 school year. Besides the NABC Honors Court, Deemer alsoreceived the NABC All-State Good Works Award during the school year where he represented Graceland at the NCAA Final Four.
"We are happy to see Jeremy receive another award for his performance in the classroom this previous academic year," Graceland Head Men's Basketball Coach Craig Doty stated. "We have missed Jeremy around Lamoni this summer as he has spent the off-season doing an internship in Indianapolis to help him prepare for life after Graceland. The good news is, we still get one more year with Jeremy at our great institution as he is a senior this upcoming season. We look forward to watching him continue to grow while being successful on the court and in the classroom as he closes out his playing and undergraduate career."
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 grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.