KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Franklin & Marshall men's basketball team received the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award, announced on Thursday. The 2020 award is the fourth straight for Franklin & Marshall.
The academic award program, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, recognizes outstanding academic achievement by teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2019-20 season. All teams in NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA Division I and II are eligible.
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.com.