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Three Bucs Recognized on NABC Honors Court; Team Recognized with Academic Excellence Award

July 30, 2015

NABCKansas City, MO – Three Beloit College Men’s Basketball players have earned mention on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the 2014-15 season.  The NABC made the announcement today, with a record number of 1,000 student-athletes from more than 350 colleges and universities recognized.

The Buccaneers were also part of the Team Academic Excellence Awards for the third straight year, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or better for the 2014-15 season, counting the gpa’s of every member of the team.  The Bucs were one of five Wisconsin schools on the list and one of just three, with Grinnell College and Lawrence University, in the Midwest Conference.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2014-15 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 are Seth Sanderson, a senior Education & Youth Studies/Biology major from Malta, Illinois (Indian Creek); Laramie Wieseman, a senior Education & Youth Studies/Biology major from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (Badger); and Rudy Bentley, a junior Business Economics major from Madison, Wisconsin (East).

The Bucs’ three honorees were tied for second with Lake Forest College among MWC teams, with Lawrence and St. Norbert both having four individuals recognized on the team.  Ripon College also had one representative.

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