Nine Summit Leaguers Named to NABC Honors Court
ELMHURST, Ill. – A total of nine Summit League men's basketball players were recognized for the academic achievements as members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011-12 Honors Court. Half of The Summit League's 10 teams from 2011-12 had at least one student-athlete honored.
Kansas City led the way with four selections followed by Summit League Champion South Dakota State with two. IUPUI, North Dakota State and Oakland were also represented on the list.
The accolade recognizes college basketball student-athletes who excelled in the classroom during the past season. The qualifications standards for the NABC Honors Court are as follows:
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA institution.
The complete list of Honors Court members from The Summit League includes:
| Kansas City
|Kirk Korver||Jr.||Communication Studies|
|Thomas Station||Jr.||Liberal Arts|
|North Dakota State||Jordan Aaberg||Jr.||Management Information Systems|
|South Dakota State||Brayden Carlson||Jr.||Business Economics|
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oakland, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League enjoyed unprecedented success during a 2011-12 campaign that included an all-time best final RPI ranking, the highest home attendance in league history, the most teams in postseason tournaments, a record total of all-district honorees and the NCAA scoring champion. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.