Purdue Earns NABC Academic Excellence Award by NABC

by | Jul 12, 2017 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Excelling both on the court and off, the 2016-17 Purdue men’s basketball squad was awarded a Team Academic Excellence Award by the National Association of Basketball Coaches the organization announced today.

It marks the first time that Purdue has earned the award in the brief five-year existence of the honor. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.

Purdue finished the year with a 3.01 cumulative GPA, including a 3.07 GPA during the spring semester. The team had five players on the Big Ten’s All-Academic Team and of the 14 players on the roster, nine boast cumulative GPAs above 3.00.

Purdue was 1-of-5 teams (Purdue, Butler, Gonzaga, Kansas, West Virginia) who reached the Sweet 16 that received the Academic Excellence honor. Purdue, Northwestern and Illinois were the only Big Ten schools on the list.

Purdue is coming off a 27-8 season and its league-best 23rd Big Ten regular-season championship. Head coach Matt Painter will return six of its top seven scorers and welcome in a highly-regarded recruiting class.

Related Content

Jun 16 2024

Bases-Loaded Walk Lifts Lake Central in 12-Inning Marathon

Anna Kayser, Special to IHSAA.org INDIANAPOLIS - It took a while – 12 innings in 3 hours and 46 minutes, to be exact, as the longest game by innings in IHSAA State...
Jun 16 2024

Gavin Jackson throws first no-hitter, Providence takes 2A crown

Rich Torres, Special to IHSAA.org INDIANAPOLIS – Providence’s Gavin Jackson took the mound for the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday completely oblivious....
Jun 15 2024

New Prairie’s big fourth inning secures first state title

Anna Kayser, Special to IHSAA.org INDIANAPOLIS - Down to his final strike with two outs in the fourth inning, New Prairie sophomore Reed Robinson laced a two-run single...
Jun 15 2024

Barr-Reeve “finished the job”, wins first baseball crown

Rich Torres, Special to IHSAA.org INDIANAPOLIS – Third time was the charm for the top-ranked Barr-Reeve Vikings on Friday night at Victory Field in downtown...
Jun 11 2024

Valpo Athletics Mourns the Passing of Janet Drew; Celebration of Life to be Held at ARC on Saturday, June 15

Valpo Athletics Mourns the Passing of Janet Drew; Celebration of Life to be Held at ARC on Saturday, June 15 The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics is...