Men's Basketball nets NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

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Lewis Men's Basketball claims 2013-14 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

Published: July 23, 2014.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on Wednesday (July 23) that the Lewis University men's basketball team has earned the 2013-14 Team Academic Excellence Award, created by the NABC Committee on Academics.

The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 school year. Lewis, who had three players named to the NABC Honors Court, finished with a 3.21 cumulative GPA last year.

"Our guys did an excellent job in the classroom last year," Lewis head men's basketball coach Scott Trost said. "A lot of credit goes out to my staff and (Athletics Academic Advisor) Courtney Schmitz.

"This award is a testament to our team's hard work, perseverance, time management, and dedication to being the best student-athletes they can be."

Lewis kicks off the 2013-14 exhibition campaign on November 6th, as they head to Lincoln Park to square off with DePaul for a 7:30 PM showdown.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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