San Jac men’s basketball team receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
07.13.2017 | By Madelon Zimmermann
HOUSTON, Texas – The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team was awarded a Team Academic Excellence Award by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
This is the fifth annual award created by the NABC Committee on Academics. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the 2016-2017 season. The San Jac men’s basketball team had a GPA of 3.06, which also earned a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Team honorable mention.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team and of the recognition because it shows that they can be outstanding ball players on the court and still take care of their business in the classroom,” said Head Coach Scott Gernander. “Everyone involved understands they are held accountable and realizes all of the resources San Jac has to offer for them to become successful. They are truly student-athletes.”
The San Jac men’s basketball team belongs to one of five community colleges to earn this award out of 110 universities and colleges from across the nation.
The men’s basketball team ended the 2016-2017 season with an overall record of 33-2. The team made its 21st overall appearance at the NJCAA Division I Basketball National Championship, earned a Region XIV title, and had two players named to the all-American team.
For more information about the San Jacinto College men’s basketball team visit the San Jacinto College athletics website.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.