KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) men’s basketball had seven recipients of this prestigious honor, ERAU was the only California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) program listed.
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.
ERAU’s seven scholar-athletes were a mix of three seniors and four “academic” juniors. Calvin Carmichael, Logan Skurdal and Ryan Skurdal will be moving on to their next chapters after tremendous careers in Prescott. Gilbert Ibarra (SR/Prescott Valley, Ariz.) and Nick Johnson (SR/Anthem, Ariz.) are looking to become the highest scoring tandem in the program’s short history in 2020. Kaden Herbert (JR/Georgetown, Texas) and Carter Kosiak (JR/Sioux Falls, S.D.) both qualified for the award because of the amount of credits that they have taken thus far but will still be eligible for the next two seasons.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:
1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
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