KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Seattle University's Mattia Da Campo and Morgan Means were among those honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today as the organization announced the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
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. 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.
Da Campo, a senior in 2019-20, carried a cumulative 3.66 grade point average through the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year while pursuing a degree in mathematics.
Means, also a senior this coming winter, held a 3.24 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year while pursuing a degree in communications.
The duo helped the Redhawks earn recognition on the NABCS's seventh annual Team Academic Excellence Awards list as well, marking the second consecutive year that Head Coach Jim Hayford's Redhawks have earned the NABC's academic distinction. The squad achieved a 3.027 cumulative GPA for the 2018-19 academic year, up slightly from last season's cumulative average. Both also earned Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team selection this past winter.
Seattle U was one of five WAC schools to place student-athletes on the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court. The Redhawks account for two of the league's 10 total honorees.