KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two University of Rio Grande men’s basketball players were among a record number of student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 NABC Honors Court on Monday.
Rio juniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott were among the 895 athletes representing 338 colleges and universities who were honored.
Legg, a native of Piketon, Ohio, is an Accounting major, while Elliott — a native of Ironton, Ohio — is majoring in Education.
The NABC Honors Court recognizes those student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season, while showcasing 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 meet a high standard of academic criteria, including:
1. Being a junior or senior academically, as well as a varsity player;
2. Having a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year;
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution;
4. Students must play at an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.