July 18, 2013

Groselle, Citadel Basketball Earns Academic Recognition

Kansas City, Mo. – On Wednesday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Awards. The award, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season. The Citadel, with a team GPA of 3.01, finished as the only team in the Southern Conference with this distinction.

One day earlier, Citadel center Mike Groselle, who finished with a 3.693 GPA in civil engineering, was joined by fellow SoCon standouts JP Kuhlman (Davidson), Josh Bonney (Elon), John Mooney (Elon), Jack Isenbarger (Elon), Egheosa Edomwonyi (Elon) and Taylor Wagener (Wofford) on the NABC's 2012-13 Honor Court list. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria.

The junior/senior player must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year and matriculated at least one year at their current institution.

Located in Kansas City, Mo., 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.

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