Youngstown State Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Francisco Santiago
Francisco Santiago

Kansas City, Mo. -- Youngstown State was one of 211 men's basketball teams honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in the Fifth Annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, the association announced on Wednesday.

The Penguins finished the 2016-17 season wiht a 3.04 overall grade-point average and five members of the team posted a semester GPA of 3.0-or-higher.

Youngstown State was one of just two Horizon League teams to earned a Team Academic Excellence Award.

These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season

In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men's student-athletes who competed during the 2016-17 season.