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Men’s Basketball Earns 10th Straight Team Academic Honors by NABC; Six Individuals Honored

Men’s Basketball Earns 10th Straight Team Academic Honors by NABC; Six Individuals Honored

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) when the committee on academics announced the annual Team Academic Excellence Awards for 2021-22. The Tartans are one of seven schools across all divisions that have achieved the honor each of the 10 seasons it has existed.

Besides the team being honored, six members were selected to the NABC Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2021-22 season.

In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, an institution must have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2021-22 season. The Tartans earned a team cumulative GPA of 3.60.

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. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be academically a junior or senior, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2021-22 academic year, must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.

The six Tartans honored were seniors Will Powell (Kansas City, Mo./Pembroke Hill) and Charlie Tripp (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) along with juniors Josh Berry (Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township), Nick Nakasian (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty), Sean Oberman (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) and Kevin Sax (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Thunder Ridge).