Kansas City, MO – Seven Beloit College Men’s Basketball players have earned mention on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the 2012-13 season. The organization announced today.
The Buccaneers were also part of the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Awards, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season, counting the gpa’s of every member of the team.
The NABC Honors Court recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2012-13 season. The Court acknowledges the talents and gifts these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. Criteria includes being a junior or senior who has been at their particular institution at least one year and maintained a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher during the recently-completed academic year.
The Buccaneer honorees, all seniors to be, are Chris Bremner, a Studio Art major from Boulder, Colorado (Shining Mountain Waldorf School); Mitch Carlson, a Business Economics major from Pewaukee, Wisconsin (Lake Country Lutheran); Steve Dowden, an English/Education major from Walworth, Wisconsin (Big Foot); Max King, a Psychology major from Rosholt, Wisconsin; James Lazarcik, a Chemistry/Pre-Med major from La Crescent, Minnesota; Joe Poshepny, a Bio-Chemistry/Pre-Med major from Viroqua, Wisconsin; and Laramie Wieseman, a Biology/Education major from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (Badger).
The Bucs’ seven honorees led the Midwest Conference, with Grinnell putting five on the team and Lake Forest and Ripon one each. The group was also the most in the state of Wisconsin, which saw Wisconsin-Stout with four and the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Wisconsin-Milwaukee with two each.
For the Team Academic Excellence Awards, Beloit was joined by Grinnell as the only MWC teams honored. In the state of Wisconsin the Buccaneers were one of only two recognized, along with Wisconsin-Eau Claire.